Definition of macaronic:
- A heap of thing confusedly mixed together; a jumble.
- A kind of burlesque composition, in which the vernacular words of one or more modern languages are intermixed with genuine Latin words, and with hybrid formed by adding Latin terminations to other roots.
- Pertaining to, or like, macaroni ( originally a dish of mixed food); hence, mixed; confused; jumbled.
He told me that I had arrived just in time to go to a picnic got up by the Macaronic academicians for the next day, after a sitting of the academy in which every member was to recite something of his composition.- "The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons", Jacques Casanova de Seingalt.
Yet a fourth collection of miscellanies differs not much in constitution from the others, and Drummond's poetical work is completed by some local pieces, such as Forth Feasting, some hymns and divine poems, and an attempt in Macaronic called Polemo- Middinia, which is perhaps not his.- "A History of English Literature Elizabethan Literature", George Saintsbury.
- "A Short History of French Literature", George Saintsbury.