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Definition of "national epic" [national epic]

  • An epic poem or similar work which seeks or is believed to capture and express the essence or spirit of a particular nation. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "national epic" in a sentence
  • "The most famous of these chansons de geste, the "Chanson de Roland", put into writing about the year 1080, and by an unknown author, is the chef d'oeuvre of this national epic poetry."