Petrarchan [pi-trahr-kuh n] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN adjective Also Pe·trar·chi·an [pi-trahr-kee-uh n] /pɪˈtrɑr ki ən/. of, relating to, or characteristic of the works of. characteristic or imitative of the style of . noun .
Origin of Petrarchan First recorded in 1820–30;+ Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for petrarchan Historical Examples of petrarchan
As a result they introduced the Sonnet of the Petrarchan type into England.
Livia Chiavello, of Fabriano, was celebrated as one of the most brilliant representatives of the Petrarchan school.
John Augustine Zahm
The form generally used by poets writing in English is what is called the Petrarchan sonnet.
This of course was Shakespeare’s method, but Shakespeare, as we have seen, was not making Petrarchan sonnets.
Word Origin and History for petrarchan Petrarchan adj.
1827 (Keats uses Petrarchal, 1818), from Francesco Petrarch (Italian Petrarca) the poet (1304-1374).
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