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view main entry for poetic adjective  /poʊˈetɪk/
British English pronunciation: poetic
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  /poʊˈetɪkli/ adverb
British English pronunciation: poetically
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a hatred of certain sounds, such as sniffling, mouth noises, breathing or lip smacking

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