po·​et·​i·​cal | \ pō-ˈe-ti-kəl How to pronounce poetical (audio) \

Definition of poetical

1 : poetic
2 : being beyond or above the truth of history or nature : idealized had poetical ideas about love

Other Words from poetical

poetically \ pō-​ˈe-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce poetical (audio) \ adverb
poeticalness \ pō-​ˈe-​ti-​kəl-​nəs How to pronounce poetical (audio) \ noun

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Examples of poetical in a Sentence

love letters that were filled with poetical phrases
Recent Examples on the Web But inspiration that even another artist can hear, and a painter can listen to and paint his greatest painting because of the poetical words that’s passing through his mind. Washington Post, 5 Apr. 2022 Barclay distilled the play and music to about two hours, translated the poetical spoken text into modern-day, vernacular English, and interpolated contemporary references to engage audiences and elicit laughter. Elaine Schmidt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 26 Mar. 2022 Gurney counted among his friends the composer Ralph Vaughn Williams, who became a mentor and a champion of his music, as well as the war poets Edmund Blunden and F.W. Harvey, who recognized Gurney’s remarkable poetical gifts. David Yezzi, WSJ, 16 July 2021 This ingredient is as classic as Ivory soap—and, like that product, possessed of a pristine snowy-white visual appeal and a buoyancy both literal and poetical. Forest Evashevski, WSJ, 14 July 2021 The vision of a father in a suit and tie receiving the poetical embellishments of his children would have been as remote as an account of an Aztec coronation. Star Tribune, 18 June 2021 It’s not a pedantic comparison, the political Yeats and poetical Pearse. Matthew Carey Salyer, Forbes, 20 May 2021 However, publishers of this paper haven’t always been supportive of poetical aspirations. Merrie Monteagudo, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Apr. 2021 The audience, for Gorman, is not an abstraction but a collaborator in her mode of rousing, outward-facing, and civic-minded poetical speech. Doreen St. Félix, Vogue, 7 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of poetical

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Poetical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poetical. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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