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poetic definition


This page has 5 definitions of poetic in English, Friulian, and Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association). Poetic is an adjective. Examples of how to use poetic in a sentence are shown. Also define these 6 related words and terms: poetry, poet, romantic, imaginative, soul, and poetic.

See also: poètic

English poetic definition

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From Middle French poetique, from Latin poeticus, from Ancient Greek ποιητικός (poiētikós) from ποιέω (poiéō, make). Doublet of poietic.



poetic (comparative more poetic, superlative most poetic)

  1. Relating to poetry.
    Iambics are one form of poetic meter.
    • 2013 July-August, Sarah Glaz, “Ode to Prime Numbers”, in American Scientist, volume 101, number 4:
      Some poems, echoing the purpose of early poetic treatises on scientific principles, attempt to elucidate the mathematical concepts that underlie prime numbers. Others play with primes’ cultural associations. Still others derive their structure from mathematical patterns involving primes.
  2. Characteristic of poets; romantic, imaginative, etc.
    • Romantic definition
      Of a work of literature, a writer etc.: being like or having the characteristics of a romance, or poetic tale of a mythic or quasi-historical time; fantastic. (1 of 6 romantic definitions)
  3. Connecting to the soul of the beholder. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
    • Soul definition
      The spirit or essence of a person usually thought to consist of one's thoughts and personality. Often believed to live on after the person's death. (1 of 7 soul definitions)


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Friulian poetic definition



  1. poetic

Interlingua poetic definition


poetic (comparative plus poetic, superlative le plus poetic)

  1. poetic