Dantesque

Dantesque

[dan-tesk]
adjective
in the style of Dante; characterized by impressive elevation of style with deep solemnity or somberness of feeling.

Origin:
1825–35; Dant(e) + -esque; compare French dantesque, Italian dantesco

pseudo-Dantesque, adjective
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Dante (ˈdæntɪ, ˈdɑːnteɪ, Italian ˈdante)
 
n
full name Dante Alighieri (Italian aliˈɡjɛːri). 1265--1321, Italian poet famous for La Divina Commedia (?1309--?1320), an allegorical account of his journey through Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise, guided by Virgil and his idealized love Beatrice. His other works include La Vita Nuova (?1292), in which he celebrates his love for Beatrice
 
Dantean
 
adj
 
Dantesque
 
adj

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