American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to a style of satirical or mock-heroic verse composed in rhymed iambic pentameter couplets.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to, or resembling the style of, ‘Hudibras,’ a satire directed against the Puritans by Samuel Butler, published in 1663; burlesque-heroic: as, Hudibrastic verse; Hudibrastic humor.
- n. A line or verse in the style of Butler's ‘Hudibras’: as, a poem composed in Hudibrastics.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Similar to, or in the style of, the poem “
Hudibras,” by Samuel Butler; in the style of doggerel verse.
- after Hudibras, a mock-heroic poem by Samuel Butler (Wiktionary)
- After Hudibras, a satiric epic by Samuel Butler. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Ned Ward's "Life and Notable Adventures of Don Quixote, merrily translated into Hudibrastic Verse" (1700), can scarcely be reckoned”
“Don't Stand So Close To Me' is a Hudibrastic paraphrase of a North American Indian folk-song in which a chief feels his ability to make lucid decisions is impaired by the presence of a beautiful niece who stands behind him during tribal councils gently stroking the back of his neck.”
“Let the lovers of the Hudibrastic admire these _tours de force_: --”
“I have always thought, moreover, that the Hudibrastic aphorism is worthy of practice, because nothing can be more evident than the fact that”
“Conveyancing is sung in Hudibrastic verse, and said in notes of pleasant prose.”
“Hudibrastic lines, which have occasioned so many inquiries for their origin.”
“Becoming involved in a quarrel with a publisher, William Cobbett, he published a scathing reply in a Hudibrastic poem, "The Porcupiniad", in 1799.”
“Francis Hopkinson's "Battle of the Kegs," a Hudibrastic satire like”
“Hudibrastic rhymed epistle in nearly 400 lines, containing, with a good deal that is trivial, some striking symbolical reminiscences of his trip through Egypt, and some powerful ironic references to the caravan of”
“Folio_, "To Connecticut men studious either of Hudibrastic or solemn poetry, we look with eager eyes for the most successful specimens of the inspiration of the Muse.”
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