adjective Also ep·i·cal.
Origin of epic
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Contemporary Examples of epically
And in the film, too, some of the most memorable scenes were the ones that were epically laugh-out-loud funny.How Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig Pulled Off Their Most Dramatic Roles Yet
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Good lord, has the ARTPOP pop artist made that epically clear.Lady Gaga Disappoints on ‘Saturday Night Live’ (But She Tried Hard)
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Mimi takes it to church at the end with some epically satisfying praise-Jesus riffing.Mariah Carey Releases New Single ‘The Art of Letting Go’
November 11, 2013
Action star-cum-politician Arnold Schwarzenegger has made just as many epically awesome films as he has epically terrible ones.Jim Carrey’s Rant Against ‘Kick-Ass 2’ and 13 Other Stars Who Hate Their Own Films
June 25, 2013
We get to watch the Rachel McAdams and Jennifer Anistons of the world get epically kissed on an annual basis.2012’s Best Onscreen Kisses: ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ & More (VIDEO)
December 31, 2012
Word Origin for epic
1580s, perhaps via Middle French épique or directly from Latin epicus, from Greek epikos, from epos "word, story, poem," from PIE *wekw- "to speak" (see voice). Extended sense of "grand, heroic" first recorded in English 1731. The noun meaning "an epic poem" is first recorded 1706.
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.