Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Extreme mannerism in literature, like that of the school of Italian poets of the seventeenth century founded by G. B. Marini (1569-1625), which was characterized by extravagance in the use of metaphor, antitheses, and forced conceits.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A bombastic literary style marked by the use of metaphors and antitheses characteristic of the Italian poet Giambattista Marini (1569-1625).
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