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Definition of "epopee" [ep•o•pee]

  • Epic poetry, especially as a literary genre. (noun)
  • An epic poem. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "epopee" in a sentence
  • "'epopee'; but in my court of equity it is one as it is."
  • "The poetry of enthusiasm, as the epopee and the ode, is that to which this style is best adapted."
  • "You are so severe a classic that I question whether you will allow me to call his Henriade an epic poem, for want of the proper number of gods, devils, witches and other absurdities, requisite for the machinery; which machinery is, it seems, necessary to constitute the epopee."
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