poetry

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA (key): /ˈpəʊɪtɹi/ or [ˈpəʊʷətɹɪ]
  • (US) IPA (key): /ˈpoʊətɹi/ or [ˈpʰoʊ̯.ətˌɹi]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: po‧et‧ry

Noun[change]

Singular
poetry

Plural
none

  1. (uncountable) The art of writing poems.
    Poetry is much cheaper than painting since you don't need special supplies.
  2. (uncountable) A group of poems.
    This is a book of poetry.
  3. (uncountable) Poems in general.
    Poetry is found all over the world.
  4. (uncountable) Beautiful words or speech.
    To hear my child speak is poetry.

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