Share this entry

Share this page

lucubration

Line breaks: lucu|bra¦tion
Pronunciation: /ˌluːkjʊˈbreɪʃ(ə)n
 
/

Definition of lucubration in English:

noun

[mass noun] archaic
1Writing or study: after sixteen years' lucubration he produced this account
1.1 [count noun] (usually lucubrations) A learned or pedantic piece of writing: it was natural enough to return the compliment by endorsing his newest lucubrations
More example sentences
  • On the other hand, the Journal-Constitution also brings us the counterpoint to his lucubrations.
  • What is so deeply revolting about her lucubrations is their unutterable and invincible bourgeois complacency.
  • Further, the lucubrations of a bitter, lonely, and hurt old man did indeed lead him to a convenient anti-Semitism above the then-norm in his old age.

Origin

late 16th century: from Latin lucubratio(n-), from the verb lucubrare (see lucubrate).

Definition of lucubration in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day emulous
Pronunciation: ˈɛmjʊləs
adjective
seeking to emulate someone or something