Macaronic Mac`a*ron"ic, n. 1. A heap of things confusedly mixed together; a jumble. [1913 Webster]

2. A kind of burlesque composition, in which the vernacular words of one or more modern languages are intermixed with genuine Latin words, and with hybrid formed by adding Latin terminations to other roots. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • macaronic — [mak΄ərän′ik] adj. [Fr macaronique < It maccaronico < maccaroni, lit., macaroni: see MACARONI] involving or characterized by a mixture of languages; esp., designating or of burlesque verse in which real or coined words from two or more… …   English World dictionary

  • macaronic — (adj.) 1610s, in reference to a form of verse consisting of vernacular words in a Latin context with Latin endings; applied loosely to verse in which two or more languages are jumbled together; from Mod.L. macaronicus (coined 1517 by Teofilo… …   Etymology dictionary

  • macaronic — macaronically, adv. /mak euh ron ik/, adj. 1. composed of or characterized by Latin words mixed with vernacular words or non Latin words given Latin endings. 2. composed of a mixture of languages. 3. mixed; jumbled. n. 4. macaronics, macaronic… …   Universalium

  • Macaronic — Macaronian Mac a*ro ni*an, Macaronic Mac a*ron ic, a. [Cf. It. maccheronico, F. macaronique.] 1. Pertaining to, or like, macaroni (originally a dish of mixed food); hence, mixed; confused; jumbled. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or pertaining to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • macaronic — adjective Etymology: New Latin macaronicus, from Italian dialect maccarone macaroni Date: 1638 1. characterized by a mixture of vernacular words with Latin words or with non Latin words having Latin endings 2. characterized by a mixture of two… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • macaronic — 1. adjective /ˌmækəˈɹɑnɪk/ a) jumbled, mixed b) Written in a hodgepodge mixture of two or more languages. 2. noun /ˌmækəˈɹɑnɪk/ a) A work of macaronic character …   Wiktionary

  • macaronic — [ˌmakə rɒnɪk] adjective denoting language, especially burlesque verse, containing words or inflections from one language introduced into the context of another. noun (macaronics) macaronic verse. Origin C17 (in sense characteristic of a jumble ) …   English new terms dictionary

  • macaronic — mac•a•ron•ic [[t]ˌmæk əˈrɒn ɪk[/t]] adj. 1) ling. characterized by Latin words mixed with non Latin words often given Latin endings 2) ling. composed of a mixture of languages 3) ling. macaronics, macaronic language or writing • Etymology:… …   From formal English to slang

  • macaronic — /mækəˈrɒnɪk/ (say makuh ronik) adjective Also, macaronical. 1. characterised by a mixture of Latin words with words from another language, or with non Latin words provided with Latin terminations, as a kind of burlesque verse. 2. involving a… …   Australian English dictionary

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