Definition of Eclogue

1. Noun. A short poem descriptive of rural or pastoral life.

Exact synonyms: Bucolic, Idyl, Idyll
Generic synonyms: Pastoral



Definition of Eclogue

1. n. A pastoral poem, in which shepherds are introduced conversing with each other; a bucolic; an idyl; as, the Ecloques of Virgil, from which the modern usage of the word has been established.

Definition of Eclogue

1. Noun. A pastoral poem, often in the form of a shepherd's monologue or a dialogue between shepherds. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Eclogue

1. a pastoral poem [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Eclogue

eclipses
eclipsing
eclipsing binary
eclipsis
eclipsises
ecliptic
ecliptical
ecliptick
ecliptics
eclog
eclogite
eclogites
eclogitic
eclogitized
eclogs
eclogue (current term)
eclogues
eclose
eclosed
ecloses
eclosing
eclosion
eclosions
eclosure
ecmnesia
ecmnesic
eco
eco-
eco-defence
eco-defense

Literary usage of Eclogue

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1. The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire by Edward Gibbon, Henry Hart Milman (1881)
"... but he dwells with peculiar complacency on the Sibylline verses,69 and the The fourth fourth eclogue of Virgil.60 Forty years before the birth of vir^i. ..."

2. American Journal of Philology by Project Muse, JSTOR (Organization) (1908)
"The recent discussion of this eclogue by Professor Mayor * and Sir William ... Secondly, that the metrical form employed in this eclogue is unique in Latin ..."

3. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Samuel Johnson (1810)
"Arabian eclogue, p. 473. And his red eye-balls roll with living fire. ... Indian eclogue, p. 475. The cities no inhabitant contained. ..."

4. Spenser's Shepherd's Calendar in Relation to Contemporary Affairs by James Jackson Higginson (1912)
"(4) The July eclogue The "July" is the only one of Spenser's ... The fable of the July eclogue, at any rate, could not have been composed before June, 1577, ..."

5. The Georgic: A Contribution to the Study of the Vergilian Type of Didactic by Marie Loretto Lilly (1919)
"The conventional pastoral occurs chiefly in the forms of the eclogue, ... The eclogue is, in itself, inherently lyric, and dramatic ; and in it is found ..."

6. The Classical Journal (1812)
"NOTICE OF Illustration of Virgil's Fourth eclogue. 1 HE Preface" contains a Summary of each Chapter. In the First and Second Chapters, the Author reviews ..."

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