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POETIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does poetic mean? 

POETIC (adjective)
  The adjective POETIC has 4 senses:

1. of or relating to poetry
2. characterized by romantic imagery
3. of or relating to poets
4. characteristic of or befitting poetry

  Familiarity information: POETIC used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


POETIC (adjective)


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Meaning:

Of or relating to poetry

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

poetic; poetical

Context examples:

poetic works / a poetic romance

Pertainym:

poetry (literature in metrical form)


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Meaning:

Characterized by romantic imagery

Context example:

Turner's vision of the rainbow...was poetic

Similar:

figurative; nonliteral ((used of the meanings of words or text) not literal; using figures of speech)


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Meaning:

Of or relating to poets

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

poetic insight

Pertainym:

poet (a writer of poems (the term is usually reserved for writers of good poetry))


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Meaning:

Characteristic of or befitting poetry

Synonyms:

poetical; poetic

Context example:

poetic diction

Similar:

rhetorical (concerned with effect or style of writing and speaking)


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