- /hjudəˈbræstɪk/ (say hyoohduh'brastik)
1. of or relating to, or resembling the style of, Samuel Butler's Hudibras (published 1663–78), a mock-heroic satirical poem written in tetrameter couplets.
2. of a playful burlesque style.
Australian English dictionary. 2014.
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Hudibrastic — is a type of English verse named for Samuel Butler s Hudibras of 1672. For the poem, Butler invented a mock heroic verse structure. Instead of pentameter, the lines were written in iambic tetrameter. The rhyme scheme is the same as in heroic… … Wikipedia
Hudibrastic — Hu di*bras tic, a. Similar to, or in the style of, the poem Hudibras, by Samuel Butler; in the style of doggerel verse. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Hudibrastic — [hyo͞o΄di bras′tik] adj. like, or in the style of, Samuel Butler s Hudibras, a mock heroic satirical poem (1663 78) in iambic tetrameter and rhyming couplets, ridiculing the Puritans … English World dictionary
Hudibrastic — adjective Etymology: irregular from Hudibras, satirical poem by Samuel Butler died 1680 Date: 1712 1. written in humorous octosyllabic couplets 2. mock heroic • Hudibrastic noun … New Collegiate Dictionary
Hudibrastic — Hudibrastically, adv. /hyooh deuh bras tik/, or, often, /yooh /, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or resembling the style of Samuel Butler s Hudibras (published 1663 78), a mock heroic poem written in tetrameter couplets. 2. of a playful burlesque… … Universalium
Hudibrastic — adjective of, or relating to a style of English verse that mocks heroic verse … Wiktionary
hudibrastic — in a mock heroic manner, from the epic satirical poem Hudibras (1663–1678) by Samuel Butler … Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors
hudibrastic — hu·di·bras·tic … English syllables
Hudibrastic — Hu•di•bras•tic [[t]ˌhyu dəˈbræs tɪk[/t]] or, often, [[t]ˌyu [/t]] adj. lit. of, like, or in the mock heroic style of Samuel Butler s poem Hudibras (published 1663 78), written in a doggerel of octosyllabic couplets • Etymology: 1705–15; Hudibras+ … From formal English to slang
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