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Meaning of GONGORISM

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Gon"go*rism\, n.
An affected elegance or euphuism of style, for which the
Spanish poet Gongora y Argote (1561-1627), among others of
his time, was noted.

      Gongorism, that curious disease of euphuism, that broke
      out simultaneously in Italy, England, and Spain. --The
                                               Critic.

      The Renaissance riots itself away in Marinism,
      Gongorism, Euphuism, and the affectations of the
      H[^o]tel Rambouillet.                    --J. A.
                                               Symonds.

 
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