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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Of or relating to lyrical verse.

Usage examples (9)
  • Lyric poetry, properly defined, was a distinct branch of what was classified as "melic" poetry (the term roughly translates as "melody" or "air"), strictly...
  • Here we have the smooth-stalked meadow grass, and here is the hedge wood-melic grass, with its slightly drooping panicle, and spikelets on long slender footstalks.
  • The symposium was a clubby bastion of the aristocratic male citizenry, but as Ewen Bowie writes in The Oxford History of the Classical World, "melic poetry was at home...
  • Spreaders like Japanese bloodgrass and hakonechloa give better coverage, clumpers like blue fescue and hairy melic can punctuate a design. for more
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