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Relating to or denoting poetry belonging to an early spoken tradition characterized by the use of poetic formulas, e.g., the Homeric poems.
- ‘Finally, Parry's researches into oral-formulaic technique suggest that the questions raised regarding the identity "Homer" need to be revised somewhat.’
- ‘Narrators are evidently able to re-create this scene by means of their oral-formulaic abilities and adapt it as necessary to fit the requirements of different tales.’
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