poetry - definition and synonyms

 
 
noun [uncountable] 

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/ˈpəʊɪtri/
  1. 1
    poems

    the poetry of Walt Whitman

    a poetry book

    1. a.
      poems as a subject in schools or universities

      She teaches poetry.

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  2. 2
    someone or something of great beauty, emotion, or imagination, or the quality of beauty, emotion, or imagination
    pure/sheer poetry:

    Their chocolate cakes are pure poetry!