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A member of a school of late 19th-century French poets whose work is characterized by detachment and emphasis on metrical form.
1. Of or relating to Parnassus.
2. Of or relating to poetry.
[French parnassien, after Le Parnasse contemporain ("The Contemporary Parnassus"), the group's first anthology of poetry (1866), after ParnasseParnassus (considered sacred to Apollo and the Muses), from Latin Parnassus, from Greek Parnāsos. Adj., from Latin Parnassius, of Parnassus, from Greek parnāsios, from Parnāsos.]
(Placename) of or relating to Mount Parnassus
(Poetry) one of a school of French poets of the late 19th century who wrote verse that emphasized metrical form and restricted emotion
(Poetry) of or relating to the Parnassians or their poetry
[C19: from French parnassien, from Parnasse Parnassus; from Le Parnasse contemporain, title of an anthology produced by these poets]
Parˈnassianˌism, Parˈnasˌsism n
Par•nas•si•an(pɑrˈnæs i ən)
1. pertaining to Mount Parnassus.
2. pertaining to poetry.
3. pertaining to or noting a school of French poets of the late 19th century who emphasized form over emotion.n.
4. a poet of the Parnassian school.
Par•nas′si•an•ism, Par•nas′sism, n.