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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A bombastic literary style marked by the use of metaphors and antitheses characteristic of the Italian poet Giambattista Marini (1569-1625).

from The 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.


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