Definition of Ciceronian in English:


Syllabification: Cic·e·ro·ni·an
Pronunciation: /ˌsisəˈrōnēən


  • 1Characteristic of the work and thought of Cicero.
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    • Tertullian and Augustine transformed the inheritance of Ciceronian rhetoric into an art of preaching.
    • He is also, in Ciceronian terms, a pretend friend.
    • Camden's aims, and those of his imitators, were not influenced by the Ciceronian model of rhetorical history.
  • 1.1(Of a piece of speech or writing) in an eloquent and rhythmic style similar to that of Cicero.
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    • For work purposes (don't ask, long story), I have been reading random excerpts of Ciceronian speeches in the Latin (yes, * showoff * I can barely read some Latin) and English.
    • The speech and its Ciceronian conclusion are delivered completely without sentimentality.
    • On 21 January 1712, as was the custom, he gave his inaugural lecture - in very elegant Latin and a style truly Ciceronian.

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