a form of verse adapted to the treatment of heroic or exalted themes: in classical poetry, dactylic hexameter; in English and German, iambic pentameter; and in French, the Alexandrine. An example of heroic verse is
Achilles’ wrath, to Greece the direful spring / Of woes unnumbered, heavenly goddess, sing!
(prosody) a type of verse suitable for epic or heroic subjects, such as the classical hexameter, the French Alexandrine, or the English iambic pentameter
[her-oh-in] /ˈhɛr oʊ ɪn/ noun, Pharmacology. 1. a white, crystalline, narcotic powder, C 21 H 23 NO 5 , derived from morphine, formerly used as an analgesic and sedative: manufacture and importation of heroin are now controlled by federal law in the U.S. because of the danger of addiction. /ˈhɛrəʊɪn/ noun 1. a white odourless […]
- Heroin chic
noun 1. the perceived glamorization of heroin and the characteristics associated with heroin addicts, such as gauntness and hollow eyes
[her-oh-in] /ˈhɛr oʊ ɪn/ noun 1. a woman of distinguished courage or ability, admired for her brave deeds and noble qualities. 2. the principal female character in a story, play, film, etc. /ˈhɛrəʊɪn/ noun 1. a woman possessing heroic qualities 2. a woman idealized for possessing superior qualities 3. the main female character in a […]
heroinism her·o·in·ism (hěr’ō-ĭ-nĭz’əm) n. Addiction to heroin.