• (RP) IPA: /ˈpəʊɪtɹi/, [ˈpəʊʷətɹɪ]
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈpoʊətɹi/, [ˈpʰoʊ̯.ətˌɹi]

poetry (uncountable)

  1. Literature composed in verse or language exhibiting conscious attention to patterns and rhythm.
    Synonyms: poesy, verse
    Antonyms: prose
  2. A poet's literary production.
  3. (figurative) An artistic quality that appeals to or evokes the emotions, in any medium; something having such a quality.
    That 'Swan Lake' choreography is poetry in motion, fitting the musical poetry of Tchaikovski's divine score well beyond the literary inspiration.
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