epopee

[ ep-uh-pee, ep-uh-pee ]
/ ˈɛp əˌpi, ˌɛp əˈpi /
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noun

an epic.
epic poetry.

Nearby words

  1. eponym,
  2. eponymous,
  3. eponymy,
  4. epoophorectomy,
  5. epoophoron,
  6. epos,
  7. epoxidation,
  8. epoxide,
  9. epoxidize,
  10. epoxy

Also ep·o·poe·ia [ep-uh-pee-uh] /ˌɛp əˈpi ə/.

Origin of epopee

1690–1700; < French épopée < Greek epopoiía, equivalent to épo(s) epos + poi(eîn) to make + -ia -ia

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British Dictionary definitions for epopoeia

epopee

epopoeia (ˌɛpəˈpiːə)

/ (ˈɛpəʊˌpiː, French epɔpe) /

noun

an epic poem
epic poetry in general

Word Origin for epopee

C17: from French épopée, from Greek epopoiia, from epos + poiein to make

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