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poemnoun [C]

uk   /ˈpəʊ.ɪm/  us   /ˈpoʊ.əm/
B1 a ​piece of writing in which the words are ​arranged in ​separatelines, often ​ending in rhyme, and are ​chosen for ​theirsound and for the ​images and ​ideas they ​suggest: a ​book of ​love poems The ​poetrecited some of her ​recent poems.

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(Definition of poem from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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poemnoun [C]

 us   /ˈpoʊ·əm/
literature a ​piece of writing in which the words are ​carefullychosen for the ​images and ​ideas they ​suggest, and in which the ​sounds of the words when ​readaloud often ​follow a ​particularrhythmicpattern
(Definition of poem from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “poem”
in Korean (한 편의) 시…
in Arabic قَصيدة…
in Malaysian puisi…
in French poème…
in Russian стихотворение, поэма…
in Chinese (Traditional) 詩…
in Italian poesia, poema…
in Turkish şiir…
in Polish wiersz…
in Spanish poema…
in Vietnamese bài thơ…
in Portuguese poema…
in Thai บทกวี…
in German das Gedicht…
in Catalan poema…
in Japanese 詩…
in Chinese (Simplified) 诗…
in Indonesian puisi…
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