aureate language

a style of poetic diction, used originally in 15th-century English poetry, characterized by the use of ornate phrases and Latinized coinages.

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  • aureate language — a style of poetic diction, used originally in 15th century English poetry, characterized by the use of ornate phrases and Latinized coinages …   Useful english dictionary

  • aureate — aureately, adv. aureateness, n. /awr ee it, ayt /, adj. 1. golden or gilded. 2. brilliant; splendid. 3. characterized by an ornate style of writing or speaking. [1400 50; late ME aureat < LL aureatus decorated with gold, equiv. to L aure(us)… …   Universalium

  • aureate — adjective a) golden in color or shine b) characterized by inflated or pompous language See Also: auric, aurous …   Wiktionary

  • aureate — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Characterized by language that is elevated and sometimes pompous in style: bombastic, declamatory, flowery, fustian, grandiloquent, high flown, high sounding, magniloquent, orotund, overblown, rhetorical, sonorous …   English dictionary for students

  • aureate — au•re•ate [[t]ˈɔr i ɪt, ˌeɪt[/t]] adj. 1) golden or gilded 2) cvb characterized by ornate, often pompous language • Etymology: 1400–50; late ME aureat < LL aureātus decorated with gold au′re•ate•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • aureate — adj. 1 golden, gold coloured. 2 resplendent. 3 (of a language) highly ornamented. Etymology: ME f. LL aureatus f. L aureus golden f. aurum gold …   Useful english dictionary

  • Poetic diction — is the term used to refer to the linguistic style, the vocabulary, and the metaphors used in the writing of poetry. In the Western tradition, all these elements were thought of as properly different in poetry and prose up to the time of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Aureation — is a rhetorical device that involves the heightening of diction by the introduction of Latinate or polysyllabic terms. The term is derived from Latin aureus , meaning golden or gilded. In aesthetic and historic terms it can be seen as the… …   Wikipedia

  • rhetorical — rhetorical, grandiloquent, magniloquent, aureate, flowery, euphuistic, bombastic are comparable when they mean emphasizing style often at the expense of thought. Rhetorical describes a style, discourse, passage, phrase, or word which, however… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • English literature — Introduction       the body of written works produced in the English language by inhabitants of the British Isles (including Ireland) from the 7th century to the present day. The major literatures written in English outside the British Isles are… …   Universalium

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