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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A long poem that tells the story of a hero or heroes. Also: A story, play or film having greatness and splendor.

Usage examples (30)
  • An epic is the easiest kind of picture to make badly.
  • epic tradition
  • An epic voyage
  • It is best perhaps to use the term epic, and to qualify the term by explanation. for more
Tutoring comment
  • The "epic" (a long poem or other writing telling of a nation's heroic acts) adventure tale takes place during the "epoch" (a period of time in history or in geology) after the Bronze Age.
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