Definition of poetically in English:



  • 1By means of or in relation to poetry.

    ‘he strove to express poetically the voice of the new country’
    ‘a poetically talented artist’
    • ‘What would make the readers sense, imagine, experience the reality you have poetically conjured to finally bring home the theme or message?’
    • ‘It will be found that grand style arises in poetry when a noble nature, poetically gifted, treats with simplicity or severity a serious subject.’
    • ‘The aim of the compiler has been to bring together verses which will continue to give abiding delight to the poetically minded reader.’
    • ‘I was born a poet, I am a poet, and I will die a poet—I live and I love poetically, and if I cannot write, I die.’
    • ‘Our concern is the more radical impingement of what those people had and have to say poetically, of their different poetic languages, on that of Latin America.’
    • ‘This American style profoundly affected Spain, and without it, Spanish America would have remained heavily dependent, poetically, on Europe.’
    • ‘The manners of the epic poem ought to be poetically good, but it is not necessary they be always morally so.’
    • ‘If you're not sure the poem has worked this way, it hasn't worked poetically.’
    • ‘This is a collection of me poetically for you to view so that you can know and understand a little more of my poetic history.’
    • ‘You cannot just start writing down truisms, lest you end up writing prose, so how do you start poetically?’
    1. 1.1 With an imaginative or sensitively emotional style of expression.
      ‘a poetically phrased tribute’
      • ‘The film's release in 1964 poetically brought his life full circle.’
      • ‘A commonplace material designed to bring order to a garden was poetically transformed to explore the activity of ordering in a gallery.’
      • ‘It is not just showing off, or talking poetically, or doing good things to get good things for yourself in return.’
      • ‘What could have been a simple plein-air painting of the sky morphs into a cerebral yet poetically lively hybrid.’
      • ‘She recounts the story of the boy, very poetically illustrating her close friendship with his mother.’
      • ‘The sudden discontinuity was often poetically associated with the attaining of enlightenment.’
      • ‘We come to see just how much history is poetically embedded in his tall tales.’
      • ‘Here may be a key to understanding the liberties he takes with the painters whose lives he poetically reinvents.’
      • ‘Despite the narrator's poetically expressed assertion that "history tightropes toward family," history barely puts in an appearance here.’
      • ‘Holding her face, he reflects poetically that he has finally found the woman he has been waiting for.’