Definition of epic noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    epic

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    NAmE//ˈɛpɪk//
     
     
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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] a long poem about the actions of great men and women or about a nation's history; this style of poetry one of the great Hindu epics the creative genius of Greek epic compare lyric
  2. 2 [countable] a long movie or book that contains a lot of action, usually about a historical subject
  3. 3 [countable] (sometimes humorous) a long and difficult job or activity that you think people should admire Their four-hour match was really an epic.
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