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1. An extended narrative poem in elevated or dignified language, celebrating the feats of a legendary or traditional hero.

2. A literary or dramatic composition that resembles an extended narrative poem celebrating heroic feats.

3. A series of events considered appropriate to an epic: the epic of the Old West.


1. Of, constituting, having to do with, or suggestive of a literary epic: an epic poem.

2. Surpassing the usual or ordinary, particularly in scope or size: “A vast musical panorama … it requires an epic musical understanding to do it justice” (Tim Page).

3. Heroic and impressive in quality: “Here in the courtroom … there was more of that epic atmosphere, the extra amperage of a special moment” (Scott Turow).

ep′i·cal·ly adv.

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(Poetry) in the style of an epic

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