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oral-formulaic

[ awr-uhl-fawr-myuh-ley-ik, ohr-uhl- ]
/ ˈɔr əlˌfɔr myəˈleɪ ɪk, ˈoʊr əl- /
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adjective
noting or pertaining to poetry of an earlier spoken tradition, as the Iliad, that uses formulas to aid its continued expression.
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