Meaning of Petrarchist

Pe•trarch•ist

Pronunciation: (pē'trär-kist, pe'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who imitates the literary style employed by Petrarch, esp. the poets of the English Renaissance who employed the Petrarchan sonnet style.
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