Byronic

Byronic

[bahy-ron-ik]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to Lord Byron.
2.
possessing the characteristics of Byron or his poetry, especially romanticism, melancholy, and melodramatic energy.

Origin:
1815–25; Byron + -ic

Byronically, adverb
Byronism [bahy-ruh-niz-uhm] , noun
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Byron (ˈbaɪərən)
 
n
George Gordon, 6th Baron. 1788--1824, British Romantic poet, noted also for his passionate and disastrous love affairs. His major works include Childe Harold's Pilgrimage (1812--18), and Don Juan (1819--24). He spent much of his life abroad and died while fighting for Greek independence
 
Byronic
 
adj
 
By'ronically
 
adv
 
'Byronism
 
n

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Byronic
1823, pertaining to or resembling British poet George Gordon, 6th Baron Byron (1788-1824).
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