[hi-roh-ik] /hɪˈroʊ ɪk/
Also, heroical. of, relating to, or characteristic of a hero or heroine.
suitable to the character of a hero in size or concept; daring; noble:
a heroic ambition.
having or displaying the character or attributes of a hero; extraordinarily bold, altruistic, determined, etc.:
a heroic explorer.
having or involving recourse to boldness, daring, or extreme measures:
Heroic measures were taken to save his life.
dealing with or describing the deeds, attributes, etc., of heroes, as in literature.
of, relating to, or characteristic of the heroes of antiquity:
used in heroic poetry.
resembling heroic poetry in language or style; grandiloquent.
(of style or language) lofty; extravagant; grand.
larger than life-size:
a statue of heroic proportions.
Usually, heroics. .
(prosody) short for heroic verse
extravagant or melodramatic language, behaviour, etc
of, like, or befitting a hero
courageous but desperate
relating to or treating of heroes and their deeds
of, relating to, or resembling the heroes of classical mythology
(of language, manner, etc) extravagant
(prosody) of, relating to, or resembling heroic verse
(of the arts, esp sculpture) larger than life-size; smaller than colossal
1590s, “heroic verse” (see heroic). Meaning “deeds worthy of a hero” attested by 1831.
1540s, shortened from heroical (early 15c.), also heroycus “noble, magnanimous,” from Latin heroicus “of a hero, heroic, mythical,” from Greek heroikos “pertaining to heroes,” from heros (see hero (n.1)). Earlier was heroical (early 15c.). The Heroic Age in Greece was the time before the return of the armies from the fall of Troy. Related: Heroically. Heroic verse (1610s), decasyllabic iambic, is from Italian.
heroic he·ro·ic (hĭ-rō’ĭk)
Relating to a risky medical procedure that may endanger the patient but also has a possibility of being successful, whereas lesser action would result in failure.
noun 1. . noun 1. (poetry) a quatrain having the rhyme scheme a b a b
noun, Music. 1. . [hel-dn-ten-er; German hel-dn-tey-nohr] /ˈhɛl dnˌtɛn ər; German ˈhɛl dn teɪˌnoʊr/ noun, plural heldentenors German, heldentenore [hel-dn-tey-noh-ruh] /ˈhɛl dn teɪˌnoʊ rə/ (Show IPA) 1. a tenor having a brilliant, powerful voice suited to singing heroic roles, as in Wagnerian opera. /ˈhɛldəntenoːr/ noun (pl) -tenöre (-teˈnøːrə) 1. a tenor with a powerful voice […]
noun 1. 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! noun 1. (prosody) a […]
[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 […]