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poetic licencenoun [U]

UK (US poetic license) uk   us  
the ​act by a ​writer or ​poet of ​changingfacts or ​rules to make a ​story or ​poem more ​interesting or ​effective: She used a ​fairamount of ​poeticlicence when ​describing her ​life in ​rural France.
(Definition of poetic licence from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “poetic licence”
in Chinese (Simplified) 诗的破格, 艺术变通手法…
in Chinese (Traditional) 詩的破格, 藝術變通手法…
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