Definition of Petrarchesque in English:

Petrarchesque

adjective

  • Characteristic of or in the style of Petrarch.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in William Herbert (1772–1851), antiquary and librarian. From the name of Petrarch + -esque, perhaps after Italian petrarchesco. Compare French pétrarquesque, Spanish petrarquesco.

Pronunciation

Petrarchesque

/pɪˈtrɑːkɛsk/