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Pe•trarch•ism



Pronunciation: (pē'trär-kiz"um, pe'-), [key]
n.
the poetic style introduced by Petrarch and characteristic of his work, marked by complex grammatical structure, elaborate conceits, and conventionalized diction. Also,Pe•trar•chi•an•ismPronunciation: (pi-trär'kē-u-niz"um). [key]

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