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poesy

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noun po·e·sy \ˈpō-ə-zē, -sē\

Definition of poesy

plural po·e·sies

  1. 1 a :  a poem or body of poems b :  poetry c :  artificial or sentimentalized poetic writing

  2. 2 :  poetic inspiration



Examples of poesy

  1. <in olden days young gentlemen were expected to be proficient in the art of poesy>



Origin of poesy

Middle English poesie, from Middle French, from Latin poesis, from Greek poiēsis, literally, creation, from poiein


First Known Use: 14th century


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