poetic

adjective po·et·ic \ pō-ˈe-tik \
|Updated on: 7 Jul 2018

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

Examples of poetic in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of poetic

1500

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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POETIC Defined for English Language Learners

poetic

Definition of poetic for English Language Learners

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

  • : having a beautiful or graceful quality


POETIC Defined for Kids

poetic

adjective po·et·ic \ pō-ˈe-tik \
variants: or poetical \-i-kəl\

Definition of poetic for Students

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


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