euphuistically
adverb see euphuism

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • euphuistically — See euphuist. * * * …   Universalium

  • euphuistically — eu·phu·is·ti·cal·ly …   English syllables

  • euphuistically — adverb see euphuism * * * euphuistˈically adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑Euphuism …   Useful english dictionary

  • euphuism — noun Etymology: Euphues, character in prose romances by John Lyly Date: 1592 1. an elegant Elizabethan literary style marked by excessive use of balance, antithesis, and alliteration and by frequent use of similes drawn from mythology and nature… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • euphuistic — [yo͞o΄fyo͞o is′tik] adj. of, having the nature of, or characterized by euphuism SYN. BOMBASTIC euphuistical adj. euphuistically adv. * * * See euphuist. * * * …   Universalium

  • euphuism — euphuist, n. euphuistic, euphuistical, adj. euphuistically, adv. /yooh fyooh iz euhm/, n. 1. an affected style in imitation of that of Lyly, fashionable in England about the end of the 16th century, characterized chiefly by long series of… …   Universalium

  • euphuism — [ ju:fjʊɪz(ə)m] noun formal an artificial, highly elaborate way of writing or speaking. Derivatives euphuist noun euphuistic adjective euphuistically adverb Origin C16: with ref. to the elevated style of John Lyly s prose romance Euphues …   English new terms dictionary

  • euphuism — /ˈjufjuɪzəm/ (say yoohfyoohizuhm) noun 1. an affected style in imitation of that of John Lyly, 1554?–1606, author of Euphues, Anatomy of Wit (1579) and Euphues and his England (1580), fashionable in England about the end of the 16th century,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • euphuistic — [yo͞o΄fyo͞o is′tik] adj. of, having the nature of, or characterized by euphuism SYN. BOMBASTIC euphuistical adj. euphuistically adv …   English World dictionary

  • euphuism — n. an affected or high flown style of writing or speaking. Derivatives: euphuist n. euphuistic adj. euphuistically adv. Etymology: Gk euphues well endowed by nature: orig. of writing imitating Lyly s Euphues (1578 80) …   Useful english dictionary

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