Associations to the word «Macaronic»


MACARONIC, adjective. (archaic) jumbled, mixed
MACARONIC, adjective. (literature) Written in a hodgepodge mixture of two or more languages.
MACARONIC, noun. (literature) A work of macaronic character.
MACARONIC, noun. (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.

Dictionary definition

MACARONIC, adjective. Of or containing a mixture of Latin words and vernacular words jumbled together; "macaronic verse".

Wise words

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope