Definition of Malherbe, François de in English:

Malherbe, François de

Line breaks: Fran|çois de Mal|herbe
Pronunciation: /maˈlɛːb
 
, malɛʀb/
( 1555–1628), French poet. An architect of classicism in poetic form and grammar, he criticized excess of emotion and ornamentation and the use of Latin and dialectal forms.

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