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Petrarchism

[pee-trahr-kiz-uh m, pe-] /ˈpi trɑrˌkɪz əm, ˈpɛ-/
noun
1.
the poetic style introduced by Petrarch and characteristic of his work, marked by complex grammatical structure, elaborate conceits, and conventionalized diction.
Also, Petrarchianism
[pi-trahr-kee-uh-niz-uh m] /pɪˈtrɑr ki əˌnɪz əm/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; Petrarch + -ism
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