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Definition of "mythopoeic" [mythopoeic]

  • Of or relating to the making of myths. (adjective)
  • Serving to create or engender myths; productive in mythmaking. (adjective)

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 "mythopoeic" in a sentence
  • "When Nick Hornby called Drooker's work "mythopoeic," he wasn't kidding."
  • "Elephantiasis, Hydro-phobia, and Penal Servitude_), without once experiencing the "aching void" which is filled by such words as "mythopoeic," and "anthropomorphism.""
  • "All three are rich with the sort of mythopoeic imagery that should particularly appeal to sf/fantasy readers, and Stevens's "The Man With the Blue Guitar" can be read, I think, as a sort of passionate defense of literary approaches derided by Realists."