poesy

noun po·e·sy \ ˈpō-ə-zē , -sē \
Updated on: 27 Mar 2018

Definition of poesy

plural poesies
1 a : a poem or body of poems
b : poetry
c : artificial or sentimentalized poetic writing
2 : poetic inspiration

Examples of poesy in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of poesy

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


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