Definition of macaronic in English:
Denoting language, especially burlesque verse, containing words or inflections from one language introduced into the context of another.
- Humanism is often opposed to medieval scholasticism and macaronic language.
- The war is everywhere and real, our terrors threatening to perfect us, the technologies of our desire extending into networks too complex for anything but unhinged and macaronic fiction even to hint at.
- The text could be in English, Latin, or a macaronic mixture of several languages.
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Macaronic verse, especially that which mixes the vernacular with Latin.
- The ‘tree’ or evolutionary model of literary history, allows créolité literature to be placed in a continuum stretching back to the vernacularization of Latin literature; to Renaissance macaronics, and Rabelaisian billingsgate.
- ALMOST AS DEAR as puns to Merrill's technique are macaronics, comic or pathetic effects achieved by colliding languages and bad translations: ‘'Eh, Jimmy, qui sont ces deux strange men?’
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