Word of the Day – Macaronic

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Macaronic (adj)


Denoting language, especially burlesque verse, containing words or inflections from one language introduced into the context of another.

Early 17th century (in the sense ‘characteristic of a jumble or medley’): from modern Latin macaronicus, from obsolete Italian macaronico, a humorous formation from macaroni (see macaroni).

Example sentences

“This term we’re studying a macaronic poem I tink you’ll all enjoy”

“She spoke almost in a macaronic jumble.”

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