Definition for A-NAC-RE-ON'TIC


Pertaining to Anacreon, a Greek poet, whose odes and epigrams are celebrated for their delicate, easy and graceful air, and for their exact imitation of nature. His verse consists of three feet and a half, usually spondees and iambuses, sometimes anapests; as in this line of Horace. “Lydia, dic per omnes.” – Encyc.

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