Epic Ep"ic, a. [L. epicus, Gr. ?, from ? a word, speech, tale, song; akin to L. vox voice: cf. F. ['e]pique. See {Voice}.] Narrated in a grand style; pertaining to or designating a kind of narrative poem, usually called an heroic poem, in which real or fictitious events, usually the achievements of some hero, are narrated in an elevated style. [1913 Webster]

The epic poem treats of one great, complex action, in a grand style and with fullness of detail. --T. Arnold. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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