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macaronic

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Etymology

From New Latin, 1517 coinage, macaronicus, from [[w:Template:lang:it language|Template:lang:it]][[Category:Template:lang:it derivations]] (Neapolitan dialect) maccarone (coarse dumpling).

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA: /ˌmækəˈrɑnɪk/

Adjective

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Positive
macaronic

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. (archaic) jumbled, mixed
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Written in a hodgepodge mixture of two or more languages.

Translations

Noun

Singular
macaronic

Plural
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macaronic ({{{1}}})
  1. (literature) A work of macaronic character.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A word consisting of a mix of words of two or more languages, one of which is Latin, or a non-Latin stem with a Latin ending.

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