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poetic

adjective po·et·ic \pō-ˈe-tik\

: of, relating to, or characteristic of poets or poetry

: having a beautiful or graceful quality

Full Definition of POETIC

1
a :  of, relating to, or characteristic of poets or poetry
b :  given to writing poetry
2
:  written in verse
3
:  having or expressing the qualities of poetry (as though aesthetic or emotional impact) <her poetic beauty>
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Examples of POETIC

  1. <your description of the sun setting over the Grand Canyon was a particularly poetic piece of writing>

First Known Use of POETIC

1530

Other Literature Terms

apophasis, bathos, bildungsroman, bowdlerize, caesura, coda, doggerel, euphemism, poesy, prosody
POETIC Defined for Kids

poetic

adjective po·et·ic \pō-ˈe-tik\

Definition of POETIC for Kids

:  of, relating to, or like that of poets or poetry <poetic words>

Variants of POETIC

po·et·ic or po·et·i·cal \-i-kəl\

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