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Jejune (2 syl.)

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A jejune narrative. A dry, tedious one. (Latin, jejuʹnus, dry, spiritless.)

“Till farce itself, most mournfully jejune,

Calls for the kind assistance of a tune.”


Sowper: Retirement, 711.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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