- The definition of poetic is something like or related to a poem, or with qualities found in poetry.
- An example of poetic is a song that sounds like a poem.
- An example of poetic is a beautiful sunset.
poetic definition by Webster's New World
- of, characteristic of, like, or fit for a poet or poetry
- skilled in or fond of poetry
- written in verse
- displaying the beauty, imaginative qualities, etc. found in good poetry
Origin: Middle French poétique ; from Classical Latin poeticus ; from Classical Greek poiētikos
poetic definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Of or relating to poetry: poetic works.
- Having a quality or style characteristic of poetry: poetic diction.
- Suitable as a subject for poetry: a poetic romance.
- Of, relating to, or befitting a poet: poetic insight.
- Characterized by romantic imagery: “Turner's vision of the rainbow . . . was poetic, and he knew it” (Lawrence Gowing).
Origin: Latin poēticus, from Greek poiētikos, inventive, from poiein, to make; see kwei-2 in Indo-European roots.