- Also called poetry slam . a competitive, usually boisterous poetry reading.
- a usually competitive performance involving multiple performers with short acts: puppet slams; a tap dance slam.
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How to use slam in a sentence
He campaigned and governed in poetry, and we are all the richer for it.
That may be, but experts say that “similarities” to other attacks is hardly a slam dunk.FBI Won’t Stop Blaming North Korea for Sony Hack -- Despite New Evidence|Shane Harris|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The bar also claims that it hosted the first-ever poetry slam 28 years ago.
And the information that the FBI has presented so far strikes many experts as hardly a slam dunk against Pyongyang.
Its essays, criticism, reportage, and poetry are not “product.”Facebook Prince Purges The New Republic: Inside the Destruction of a 100-Year-Old Magazine|Lloyd Grove|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I thought this young man was going to read us some of his poetry; it's too tiresome of him to stop to tell us about his bull-dog.
Aldhem, an English divine, died; said to have been the first Englishman who cultivated poetry.
He is the principal writer of Italian jocose poetry, which has ever since retained the name of poesia Bernesca.
He is described by Calamy as having been a good scholar, and possessing a taste for poetry.
She had heard in books of girls writing poetry, romance, history—gaining fifties and hundreds.The Daisy Chain|Charlotte Yonge