Hudibrastic
Hudibrastic Hu`di*bras"tic, a. Similar to, or in the style of, the poem ``Hudibras,'' by Samuel Butler; in the style of doggerel verse. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

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  • Hudibrastic — is a type of English verse named for Samuel Butler s Hudibras of 1672. For the poem, Butler invented a mock heroic verse structure. Instead of pentameter, the lines were written in iambic tetrameter. The rhyme scheme is the same as in heroic… …   Wikipedia

  • Hudibrastic — [hyo͞o΄di bras′tik] adj. like, or in the style of, Samuel Butler s Hudibras, a mock heroic satirical poem (1663 78) in iambic tetrameter and rhyming couplets, ridiculing the Puritans …   English World dictionary

  • Hudibrastic — adjective Etymology: irregular from Hudibras, satirical poem by Samuel Butler died 1680 Date: 1712 1. written in humorous octosyllabic couplets 2. mock heroic • Hudibrastic noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Hudibrastic — Hudibrastically, adv. /hyooh deuh bras tik/, or, often, /yooh /, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or resembling the style of Samuel Butler s Hudibras (published 1663 78), a mock heroic poem written in tetrameter couplets. 2. of a playful burlesque… …   Universalium

  • Hudibrastic — adjective of, or relating to a style of English verse that mocks heroic verse …   Wiktionary

  • hudibrastic —  in a mock heroic manner, from the epic satirical poem Hudibras (1663–1678) by Samuel Butler …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • hudibrastic — hu·di·bras·tic …   English syllables

  • Hudibrastic — Hu•di•bras•tic [[t]ˌhyu dəˈbræs tɪk[/t]] or, often, [[t]ˌyu [/t]] adj. lit. of, like, or in the mock heroic style of Samuel Butler s poem Hudibras (published 1663 78), written in a doggerel of octosyllabic couplets • Etymology: 1705–15; Hudibras+ …   From formal English to slang

  • Hudibrastic — /hjudəˈbræstɪk/ (say hyoohduh brastik) adjective 1. of or relating to, or resembling the style of, Samuel Butler s Hudibras (published 1663–78), a mock heroic satirical poem written in tetrameter couplets. 2. of a playful burlesque style …   Australian English dictionary

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