Definition of Poetess

1. Noun. A woman poet.

Generic synonyms: Poet
Specialized synonyms: Edna Millay, Edna Saint Vincent Millay, Millay, Sappho



Definition of Poetess

1. n. A female poet.

Definition of Poetess

1. Noun. (dated) a female poet ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Poetess

1. a female poet [n -ES] - See also: poet

Medical Definition of Poetess

1. A female poet. Origin: Cf. F. Poetesse. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Poetess

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poetess (current term)
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Literary usage of Poetess

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1. Woman; Her Position, Influence, and Achievement Throughout the Civilized by William C. King (1902)
"HIS famous poetess, estimated by many as the greatest poetess the world has ever seen, ... She was called "the poetess," as he was called " the poet. ..."

2. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"Shaw 1987 observes that poetess and several other words ending in -ess were considered offensive “even before the women's lib movement. ..."

3. Universal Pronouncing Dictionary of Biography and Mythology by Joseph Thomas (1901)
"She excelled both as a poetess and as an artist, A volume of her poems was published shortly after her death, which occurred in 1685. ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Her prolific career as a poetess closed with two greater epics, the one singing the achievements of Otto I (Taten Ottos I) down to the year 962, ..."

5. The Life of General Ely S. Parker: Last Grand Sachem of the Iroquois and by Arthur Caswell Parker (1919)
"A SACHEM'S LETTERS TO A poetess General Parker was essentially a home-loving man ... Mrs. Converse was a poetess, a magazine writer and the wife of Frank M. ..."

6. The American Female Poets: With Biographical and Critical Notices by Caroline May (1853)
"ON THE PICTURE OP A DEPARTED poetess. THIS still, clear, radiant face! doth it resemble In each fair, faultless lineament thine own ? ..."

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