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poem

noun [C] uk   /ˈpəʊ.ɪm/  us   /ˈpoʊ.əm/
B1 a piece of writing in which the words are arranged in separate lines, often ending in rhyme, and are chosen for their sound and for the images and ideas they suggest: a book of love poems The poet recited some of her recent poems.
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in Arabic قَصيدة…
in Korean (한 편의) 시…
in Malaysian puisi…
in French poème…
in Turkish şiir…
in Italian poesia, poema…
in Chinese (Traditional) 詩…
in Russian стихотворение, поэма…
in Polish wiersz…
in Vietnamese bài thơ…
in Spanish poema…
in Portuguese poema…
in Thai บทกวี…
in German das Gedicht…
in Catalan poema…
in Japanese 詩…
in Indonesian puisi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 诗…
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