Meaning of “historic present” in the English Dictionary

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"historic present" in British English

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historic presentnoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /hɪˌstɒr.ɪk ˈprez.ənt/ us /hɪˌstɔːr.ɪk ˈprez.ənt/ specialized

the use of a verb in the present to describe past events, either informally, or to produce a special effect

(Definition of “historic present” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)