anacreontic /əˌnakrɪˈɒntɪk/

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I. adjective

(of a poem) written in the style of the ancient Greek poet Anacreon, known for his celebrations of love and wine

I find anacreontic poetry to be darkly beautiful.
II. noun

a poem written in the style of the ancient Greek poet Anacreon, especially one celebrating love and wine

I began by reading aloud an anacreontic.
– origin early 17th cent. (as an adjective): from late Latin anacreonticus, from Greek Anakreōn (see Anacreon).

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