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The formal literary style peculiar to or imitated from Petrarch, especially the Petrarchan sonnet; = Petrarchanism.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Encyclopaedia Britannica. From the name of Petrarch + -ism, probably after French pétrarquisme or Italian petrarchismo. Compare Spanish petrarquismo.
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