• (British) IPA: /ˈpəʊ̯ɪm/, [ˈpʰəʊ̯ɪm]
  • (America) IPA: /ˈpoʊ̯əm/, /poʊ̯m/, [ˈpʰo(ʊ̯)əm], [ˈpʰo(ʊ̯)m̩], [ˈpʰo(ʊ̯)m]
  • (India) IPA: /ˈpoʊ̯ɪm/, [ˈpo(ʊ̯)ɪm]

poem (plural poems)

  1. A literary piece written in verse.
  2. A piece of writing in the tradition of poetry, an instance of poetry.
  3. A piece of poetic writing, that is with an intensity or depth of expression or inspiration greater than is usual in prose.
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