euphuism

Definitions of euphuism
1

n any artificially elegant style of language

Types:
Gongorism
an affected elegance of style that was introduced into Spanish literature by the poet Gongora
Type of:
expressive style, style
a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period

n an 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

Type of:
prose
ordinary writing as distinguished from verse

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