adjective Also ep·i·cal .
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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH epicepic , epoch
Example sentences from the Web for epic
The Celtic nations stand almost alone in this, that they did not employ poetry for epical narrative.Ancient Irish Poetry|Various
In these careful discriminations of character we see a non-epical trait, and of necessity therefore, a non-Icelandic trait.
This poem has often been called an epic, and certainly there are many epical characteristics in it.
In King John the lyrical, epical, satirical and pathetic chords are all present, if they are scarcely harmonized.
This is to say that Draytons genius was naturally not so much epical as lyrical and descriptive.The Battaile of Agincourt|Michael Drayton
British Dictionary definitions for epic
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Cultural definitions for epic
A long narrative poem written in elevated style, in which heroes of great historical or legendary importance perform valorous deeds. The setting is vast in scope, covering great nations, the world, or the universe, and the action is important to the history of a nation or people. The Iliad, the Odyssey, and the Aeneid are some great epics from world literature, and two great epics in English are Beowulf and Paradise Lost.