Epic - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈepɪk|  American pronunciation of the word epic
Brit.  |ˈepɪk|  British pronunciation of the word epic


- a long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds (syn: epos)


- very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale)(syn: heroic, larger-than-life)


The football game was an epic battle between two great teams.

The bridge was an epic achievement.

The company is engaged in an epic struggle for survival.

Homer's ancient Greek epic “The Odyssey”.

He had produced a meal of epic proportions.

an epic tale of mutiny on the high seas

his epic journey to South America

The epic tale was written in verse.

...the anthology includes a long extract from the epic poem...

...Nazism's almost epic nationalism appealed to downtrodden Germans still suffering the humiliation of being defeated in World War I....

...the lack of planning had resulted in the city's evacuation being a mare's nest of epic proportions...

The language of Pindar's Odes is epic, with a slight Doric tinge.

Tasso had been working at his epic poem.

...even by Hollywood standards, that movie star's egomania is of epic proportions...

Beowulf, the eponymous hero of the epic Old English poem, was a Goth.

Word forms

singular: epic
plural: epics
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