Definition of “poetic” - English Dictionary

“poetic” in British English

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poeticadjective

uk /pəʊˈet.ɪk/ us /poʊˈet̬.ɪk/ also poetical,

C2 like or relating to poetry or poets:

a collection of Dryden's poetical works (= poems)
The story is written in richly poetic language.

approving very beautiful or expressing emotion:

Deanne Sokolin creates abstract, mournfully poetic black-and-white images of wrapped objects.

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  • the poetic works of Tagore
  • The language he uses is very poetic.
  • Rimbaud's poetic genius bloomed early.
  • It's a very poetic novel.
  • I've always admired his poetic use of language.
poetically
adverb uk /pəʊˈet.ɪ.kəl.i/ us /poʊˈet̬.ɪ.kəl.i/

(Definition of “poetic” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“poetic” in American English

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poeticadjective

us /poʊˈet̬·ɪk/

literature of or suggesting poets or poems:

poetic language

(Definition of “poetic” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)