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EtymologyEdit

From New Latin, 1517 coinage, macaronicus, from Italian (Neapolitan dialect) maccarone (coarse dumpling).

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌmækəˈɹɑnɪk/
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AdjectiveEdit

macaronic (comparative more macaronic, superlative most macaronic)

  1. (archaic) jumbled, mixed
  2. (literature) Written in a hodgepodge mixture of two or more languages.
  3. (dated) Like a macaroni or dandy; foppish, trifling, affected.

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NounEdit

macaronic (plural macaronics)

  1. (literature) A work of macaronic character.
  2. (linguistic morphology) A word consisting of a mix of words of two or more languages, one of which is Latin, or a non-Latin stem with a Latin ending.

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