Ep"ic (?), a. [L. epicus, Gr. , from a word, speech, tale, song; akin to L. vox voice: cf. F. 'epique. See Voice.]

Narrated in a grand style; pertaining to or designating a kind of narrative poem, usually called an heroic poem, in which real or fictitious events, usually the achievements of some hero, are narrated in an elevated style.

The epic poem treats of one great, complex action, in a grand style and with fullness of detail. T. Arnold.


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Ep"ic, n.

An epic or heroic poem. See Epic, a.


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