Hypertext Webster Gateway: "poetical"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Poetic \Po*et"ic\, Poetical \Po*et"ic*al\, a. [L. po["e]ticus,
Gr. ?: cf. F. po['e]tiquee.]
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.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: of or relating to poetry; "poetic works"; "a poetic
romance" [syn: {poetic}]
2: characteristic of or befitting poetry; "poetic diction"
[syn: {poetic}]

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