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mac·a·ron·ic  audio  (mk-rnk) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
  1. Of or containing a mixture of vernacular words with Latin words or with vernacular words given Latinate endings: macaronic verse.
  2. Of or involving a mixture of two or more languages.

ETYMOLOGY:
New Latin macaronicus, from Italian maccheronea, macaronic verse, after Maccharonea, title of a work containing such verse by Tifi Odasi, 15th-century Italian author, from maccherone, maccaroni, course food

OTHER FORMS:
maca·ronic(Noun)


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