Definition of Poetical

1. Adjective. Of or relating to poetry. "A poetic romance"

Exact synonyms: Poetic
Partainyms: Poetry, Poetry
Derivative terms: Poetry, Poetry, Poetry



2. Adjective. Characteristic of or befitting poetry. "Poetic diction"
Exact synonyms: Poetic
Similar to: Rhetorical
Derivative terms: Poetry, Poetry

Definition of Poetical

1. Adjective. of or pertaining to poetry, suitable for poetry, or for writing poetry. ¹

2. Adjective. expressed in metrical form; exhibiting the imaginative or the rhythmical quality of poetry. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Poetical

1. poetic [adj] - See also: poetic

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Poetical

poesying
poet
poet's daffodil
poet-singer
poet laureate
poetaster
poetasters
poetastry
poetess
poetesses
poetic
poetic justice
poetic licence
poetic license
poetic rhythm
poetical (current term)
poetically
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poeticals
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poeticism
poeticisms
poeticize
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poeticizes
poeticizing

Literary usage of Poetical

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Cambridge History of English Literature by Adolphus William Ward, Alfred Rayney Waller (1916)
"poetical Works. Ed., with memoir, by Rossetti, WM 2 vols. 1870. 3 vols. 1878. ... poetical WORKS: SELECTIONS A Selection from the Poems of PB Shelley. ..."

2. The Odyssey of Homer by Homer (1921)
"Robert Browning's Complete poetical and Dramatic Works. Burns's Complete poetical Works. Byron's Complete poetical Works. Dryden's Complete poetical Works. ..."

3. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, George Walter Prothero, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle (1904)
"The poetical Works of George Herbert. Edited by AB Grosart. London : Bell, 1876. 3. The Temple. By George Herbert. Facsimile reprint of the first edition of ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"But a mere catalogue of ships may become poetical if it tends to show the strength and pride and glory of the warriors who invested Troy ; a detailed ..."

5. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1893)
"Coleridge'« poetical Work«. 32. Pope'« Iliad of Homer. Translated by Alex. ... Heber'« (Bl«hop) poetical Works. 61-64. Half Hour* with the Be*t Author*. ..."

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