Definition of Petrarchism in English:

Petrarchism

noun

  • The formal literary style peculiar to or imitated from Petrarch, especially the Petrarchan sonnet; = Petrarchanism.

Origin

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.

Pronunciation

Petrarchism

/pɪˈtrɑːkɪz(ə)m/