Definition of poetess in English:


Pronunciation: /ˌpəʊɪˈtɛs//ˈpəʊɪtəs/


  • A female poet.

    • ‘In that way, what we are accustomed to perceiving as the imaginary, challenges the so-called real and affirms Shelley's view that poets and for my purposes, poetesses, are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.’
    • ‘The poetess, Rosemary, was also present at the function.’
    • ‘Andrews demonstrates that writing woman is no longer the burden of that outdated creature: the poetess.’
    • ‘But I had an inspiring meeting with the poetess.’
    • ‘She's not really all that mean, just a brooding poetess.’