An epic is a long and complex story that is usually written in prose. Epic poems are usually focused on a single character or a small group of characters, and they often tell a story of great adventure.

  • The epic is about a hero who travels across the country to save his people.

  • The epic is about a war between two kingdoms.

Definition of epics


constituting or having to do with or suggestive of a literary epic




a long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds


epic poem, epos, heroic poem


very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale)


heroic, larger-than-life

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Example Sentences for epics

  • 1

    Igorot epic poetry is about the life and heroism of the native Ifugao.

  • 2

    In that epic, the hero is nearly flawless.

  • 3

    'The Earthly Paradise and the Renaissance Epic'.

  • 4

    Ravana was also the villain of the immortal epic, the Ramayana.

  • 5

    Saucy is a college student with aspirations of epic proportions.

  • 6

    Humankind must survive the epic battle of the monsters.

  • 7

    The epic is considered the longest literary work in the world.

  • 8

    The music had a very epic and bombastic sound to it.

  • 9

    It continues the epic tragedy of The Sundering duology, begun in Banewreaker.

  • 10

    He is the compiler of the best preserved version of the Epic of Gilgamesh.