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Meaning of POETIC

Pronunciation:  pow'etik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  characterized by romantic imagery; "Turner's vision of the rainbow...was poetic"
  2. [adj]  characteristic of or befitting poetry; "poetic diction"
  3. [adj]  of or relating to poetry; "poetic works"; "a poetic romance"
  4. [adj]  of or relating to poets; "poetic insight"

POETIC is a 6 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: figurative, nonliteral, poetical, poetical, rhetorical



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Po*et"ic\, Poetical \Po*et"ic*al\, a. [L. po["e]ticus,
Gr. ?: cf. F. po['e]tiquee.]
1. Of or pertaining to poetry; suitable for poetry, or for
   writing poetry; as, poetic talent, theme, work,
   sentiments. --Shak.

2. Expressed in metrical form; exhibiting the imaginative or
   the rhythmical quality of poetry; as, a poetical
   composition; poetical prose.

{Poetic license}. See {License}, n., 4.

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