1Characteristic of Lord Byron or his poetry.
- We had this wonderful Byronic poet and, as with so many family stories, it was about love and money, and the loss of that money.
- ‘He really was the last of these Byronic figures we don't see any more: warrior poets, great seducers,’ he says.
- I've written an article on Byronic heroes in popular culture (a miniature version of an as yet unpublished book on the topic), and this is one of the heroes discussed.
1.1(Of a man) alluringly dark, mysterious, or moody.
- There was the Byronic man, sensitive and heroic - especially popular amongst young men of the 1830s and 1840s, and modelled after Lord Byron with his leonine head, fair skin, and a body which was regularly subjected to dieting.
- Tall, broad-shouldered, and in his mid-thirties, he was the personification of Yuppie men in cologne commercials: sleek, well-dressed, Byronic, and very much aware of it.
- Quinn simply did not like the elfinly angelic man dressed in a cross between a Byronic poet and a punk rocker sitting across from him.
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