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See also: EPIC
- epick (archaic)
epic (plural epics)
- An extended narrative poem in elevated or dignified language, celebrating the feats of a deity, demigod (heroic epic), other legend or traditional hero.
- The Icelandic epic took all night to recite.
- A series of events considered appropriate to an epic.
- The book was an epic in four volumes.
- (computing) In software development, a large or extended user story.
extended narrative poem
events appropriate to an epic
- Of or relating to an epic.
- Synonym: epical
- Beowulf is an epic poem.
- 1983, Jan Knappert, Epic Poetry in Swahili and other African Languages, p. 58:
- The main theme of epic poetry is, of course, the hero, his life, his greatness of character, his deeds and his death.
- Momentously heroic; grand in scale or character
- The epic defense was rewarded with the highest military decorations
- China's epic traffic jam "vanished" [title of article]
- (colloquial, slang, informal) Extending beyond the usual or ordinary.
- Synonyms: extraordinary, momentous, remarkable
- The after-prom party was truly epic.
- You made an epic mistake.
- 2018, Anthony McCarten, Bohemian Rhapsody, spoken by Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek):
- Then tell him his daughter's an epic shag.
of, or relating to, an epic
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epic (not comparable)
epic (neuter epic, plural and definite singular attributive epic)