Po*et"ic (?), Po*et"ic*al (?), a. [L. poeticus, Gr. : cf. F. po'etiquee.]

1.

Of or pertaining to poetry; suitable for poetry, or for writing poetry; as, poetic talent, theme, work, sentiments.

Shak.

2.

Expressed in metrical form; exhibiting the imaginative or the rhythmical quality of poetry; as, a poetical composition; poetical prose.

Poetic license. See License, n., 4.

 

© Webster 1913.

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