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Meaning of EPIC

Pronunciation:  'epik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds
  2. [adj]  surpassing the ordinary especially in size or scale; "an epic voyage"; "of heroic proportions"; "heroic sculpture"
  3. [adj]  constituting or having to do with or suggestive of a literary epic; "epic tradition"

EPIC is a 4 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: big, epic poem, epical, epos, heroic, large, larger-than-life
 See Also: Aeneid, chanson de geste, heroic verse, Iliad, Nibelungenlied, Odyssey, poem, rhapsody, verse form



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ep"ic\, a. [L. epicus, Gr. ?, from ? a word, speech, tale,
    song; akin to L. vox voice: cf. F. ['e]pique. 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.
  2. \Ep"ic\, n.
    An epic or heroic poem. See {Epic}, a.
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