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epic

ep·ic

epic

 
 
pronunciation:
e pihk
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: referring or pertaining to a long poem that celebrates a hero or heroes and recounts their deeds in a grand style.
similar words:
heroic
definition 2: of a novel, play, film, or the like, having a heroic subject or a grand tone.
similar words:
heroic
definition 3: on a grand scale; of heroic proportions.
an epic battle
similar words:
mythical
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an epic poem, novel, film, or the like.
His new film is an epic that re-tells the tale of Jason and the Argonauts.
definition 2: a series of events or a subject thought to be suitable for an epic work.
the epic of manned space flight
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derivation: epically (adv.)
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