Definition of Petrarch in US English:

Petrarch

proper noun

  • (1304–74), Italian poet; Italian name Francesco Petrarca. His reputation is chiefly based on the Canzoniere (c.1351–53), a sonnet sequence in praise of a woman he calls Laura. He was also an important figure in the rediscovery of Greek and Latin literature.

Pronunciation

Petrarch

/ˈpɛtrɑrk//ˈpeträrk/