HyperDic: euphuism

English > 2 senses of the word euphuism:
NOUNcommunicationeuphuismany artificially elegant style of language
communicationeuphuisman elegant style of prose of the Elizabethan period
English > euphuism: 2 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningAny artificially elegant style of language.
NarrowerGongorismAn affected elegance of style that was introduced into Spanish literature by the poet Gongora
Broaderexpressive style, styleA way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period
English > euphuism: 2 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningAn elegant style of prose of the Elizabethan period; characterized by balance and antithesis and alliteration and extended similes with and allusions to nature and mythology.
Broaderproseordinary writing as distinguished from verse

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