Meaning of Ossianic


Pronunciation: (os"ē-an'ik, osh"ē-), [key]
— adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Ossian, the poetry attributed to him, or the rhythmic prose published by James Macpherson in 1762–63, purporting to be a translation from the Scots Gaelic.
  2. grandiloquent; bombastic.
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