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"poetry" in British English

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poetrynoun [U]

uk   /ˈpəʊ.ɪ.tri/  us   /ˈpoʊ.ə-/
B1 poems in ​general as a ​form of ​literature: contemporary poetry and ​prose She ​started writing poetry at a ​youngage. a very ​beautiful or ​emotionalquality: This ​film has a ​savage poetry and ​brilliance.

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

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poetrynoun [U]

 us   /ˈpoʊ·ɪ·tri/
literature poems, esp. as a ​form of ​literature: the poetry of ​John Donne
(Definition of poetry from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “poetry”
in Arabic شِعْر…
in Korean (일반적인) 시…
in Portuguese poesia…
in Catalan poesia…
in Japanese 詩…
in Chinese (Simplified) (总称)诗,诗歌, 诗意…
in Turkish şiir…
in Russian поэзия…
in Chinese (Traditional) (總稱)詩,詩歌, 詩意…
in Italian poesia…
in Polish poezja…
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