Definition of Marinism in English:

Marinism

noun

  • The literary style characteristic of Marini, marked by extravagant imagery and wordplay, fashionable in 17th-cent. Italy.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Pall Mall Gazette. From the name of Giovanni Battista Marini, Italian poet + -ism, probably after Italian marinismo or French marinisme.

Pronunciation

Marinism

/məˈriːnɪz(ə)m/