the work or the art of poetic composition.
poetry in general.
verse or poetry in metrical form.
a poem or verse used as a motto.: Compare posy (def. 2).
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How to use poesy in a sentence
Gwynne smiled as he recalled the heroines of poesy that had fed so many doves and garden birds.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
This one I am really and truly smoking and the smoke it exhales is a cloud of poesy spreading grace and charm about it.Marguerite | Anatole France
They are a very complete expression of his poetic ideas, and contain among their number gems of purest poesy.Frdric Mistral | Charles Alfred Downer
With what poesy did his music fill this sanctuary, even in the midst of his most grievous troubles!Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician | Frederick Niecks
In fact, Valdemosa, which at first was enchanting to them, lost afterwards much of its poesy in their eyes.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician | Frederick Niecks
British Dictionary definitions for poesy
an archaic word for poetry
poetic the art of writing poetry
archaic, or poetic a poem or verse, esp one used as a motto
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