Definition of Della Cruscan in English:

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Della Cruscan

Pronunciation: /ˌdɛlə ˈkrʌsk(ə)n/

adjective

Relating to or denoting a late 18th-century school of English poets with an artificial style modelled on that of purist Italian writers.
Example sentences
  • Ultimately, time and change unravels the Della Cruscan affair and ensures the failure of romance.
  • The following lines are the very perfection of Della Cruscan sentiment and affected orientalism of style.
  • The Anglo-Italian collaboration is an important aspect of the original the Della Cruscan movement.

noun

A Della Cruscan poet.
Example sentences
  • It was a name, Della Cruscans, which came to be applied to a group of English poets living in Italy at the end of the 18th century.
  • Juan's enforced cross-dressing seems to be Byron's self-justification for his harshly reviewed collections of juvenile poetry in the style of the Della Cruscans.

Origin

Named after the Academy della Crusca in Florence (from Italian della Crusca 'of the bran', with reference to ‘sifting’ of the language).

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