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Meaning of DOGGEREL

Pronunciation:  'dogurul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a comic verse of irregular measure; "he had heard some silly doggerel that kept running through his mind"
 

DOGGEREL is a 8 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: doggerel verse, jingle
 
 See Also: rhyme, verse

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Dog"ger*el\, a. [OE. dogerel.]
    Low in style, and irregular in measure; as, doggerel rhymes.
    
          This may well be rhyme doggerel, quod he. -- Chaucer.
    
    
  2. \Dog"ger*el\, n.
    A sort of loose or irregular verse; mean or undignified
    poetry.
    
          Doggerel like that of Hudibras.          -- Addison.
    
          The ill-spelt lines of doggerel in which he expressed
          his reverence for the brave sufferers.   --Macaulay.
    
    
 
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 Related Terms: amphigory, barbaric, barbarous, burlesque, cacophonous, caricatural, clumsy, coarse, crambo, crambo clink, crude, Doric, dysphemistic, farcical, graceless, gross, halting meters, harsh, Hudibrastic verse, improper, impure, in bad taste, inconcinnate, inconcinnous, incorrect, indecorous, inelegant, infelicitous, lame verses, limping meters, low, macaronic, macaronic verse, macaronics, nonsense verse, outlandish, parodic, rude, satiric, tasteless, uncourtly, uncouth, undignified, uneuphonious, unfelicitous, ungraceful, unpolished, unrefined, unseemly, vulgar
 

 

 

 

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