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poetical

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adjective po·et·i·cal \-ti-kəl\

Definition of poetical

  1. 1 :  poetic

  2. 2 :  being beyond or above the truth of history or nature :  idealized <had poetical ideas about love>

poetically

play \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

poeticalness

play \-ti-kəl-nəs\ noun


Examples of poetical in a sentence

  1. <love letters that were filled with poetical phrases>



14th Century

First Known Use of poetical

14th century

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