poetic licence Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “poetic licence” in the English Dictionary

"poetic licence" in British English

See all translations

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…
What is the pronunciation of poetic licence?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“poetic licence” in British English

Word of the Day


to get knowledge or skill in a new subject or activity

Word of the Day

Tree huggers and climate change deniers
Tree huggers and climate change deniers
by Colin McIntosh,
October 08, 2015
The climate debate is one that has predictably generated a large amount of new vocabulary, some of it originally specialized scientific terminology that has been taken up by the media and is now common currency. Some of these terms are new additions to the Cambridge English Dictionary. The two opposing sides in

Read More 

face training noun
face training noun
October 05, 2015
a system of facial exercises designed to tone the facial muscles and improve the skin

Read More