Definition of Anacreontic

1. a. Pertaining to, after the manner of, or in the meter of, the Greek poet Anacreon; amatory and convivial.



2. n. A poem after the manner of Anacreon; a sprightly little poem in praise of love and wine.

Definition of Anacreontic

1. Adjective. (alternative form of anacreontic) ¹

2. Noun. (alternative form of anacreontic) ¹

3. Adjective. Pertaining to the Greek poet Anacreon and his manners; jovial, festive. ¹

4. Noun. short lyrical piece that is about love and wine. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Anacreontic

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Anacreontic

anacoloutha
anacolouthon
anacolouthons
anacolpate
anacolutha
anacoluthia
anacoluthias
anacoluthic
anacoluthically
anacoluthon
anacoluthons
anaconda
anacondae
anacondas
anacoustic
anacreontic (current term)
anacreontics
anacrogynous
anacronym
anacronyms
anacrotic
anacrotic limb
anacrotic pulse
anacrotism
anacruses
anacrusic
anacrusis
anacusis
anacyclic
anacyclosis

Literary usage of Anacreontic

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1. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Alexander Chalmers, Samuel Johnson (1810)
"anacreontic. FEATHER'D lyric ! warbling high, Sweetly gaining on the sky, Op'ning with thy matin-lay (Nature's hymn!) the eye of day, Teach my soul, ..."

2. The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore by Thomas Moore, Alfred Denis Godley (1910)
"Where we have loiter'd long in bliss ; And you may down that pathway rove. While I shall take my way through III is. anacreontic ' SHE never look'd so kind ..."

3. The Yale Literary Magazine by Lyman Hotchkiss Bagg, Yale University (1844)
"anacreontic. A PLEA FOR INCONSTANCY. THE truant bee from flower to flower, May roam at will the sweetest bower, And ne'er content for aye to sip The ..."

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