poetess


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po·et·ess

 (pō′ĭ-tĭs)
n.
Derogatory A woman who is a writer of poems. See Usage Note at -ess.

poetess

(ˈpəʊɪtɛs)
n
(Poetry) poetry archaic literary a female writer of poems

po•et•ess

(ˈpoʊ ɪ tɪs)

n.
a woman who writes poetry.
[1520–30]
usage: See -ess.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.poetess - a woman poetpoetess - a woman poet        
poet - a writer of poems (the term is usually reserved for writers of good poetry)

poetess

noun
One who writes poetry:
Translations
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poetess

(o.f.) [ˈpəʊɪtes] Npoetisa f

poetess

nDichterin f, → Poetin f (old)

poetess

[ˈpəʊɪtɛs] npoetessa
References in classic literature ?
On earth I was the Poetess of Reform, and sang to inattentive ears.
You talk as if I was a kind of poetess sort of person."
How she just now speaketh soberly, this drunken poetess! hath she perhaps overdrunk her drunkenness?
In a few minutes the poetess looked up, flushed and triumphant.
I am inclined to think it is interpolated (probably by the poetess herself) from the first of lines xi.
It was he who had given Lady Jane that copy of poor Briggs's early poems, which he remembered to have seen at Queen's Crawley, with a dedication from the poetess to his father's late wife; and he brought the volume with him to Brighton, reading it in the Southampton coach and marking it with his own pencil, before he presented it to the gentle Lady Jane.
It is tinged with the Pre-Raphaelite mystic medievalism; and a quiet and most affecting sadness is its dominant trait; but the power and beauty of a certain small part of it perhaps entitle her to be called the chief of English poetesses.
Famous poetess and writer Farheen Ch presided over the ceremony.
PST has been organizing such festivals to promote literature and art in society and this it has been doing in memory of great poetess of soft feminine feelings, late Perveen Shakir (1952-1994).
The session paid glowing tribute to Rabia Khuzdari, first Persian poetess of Balochistan and stated that the province owing to its rich cultural and historical background kept alive the names of women who had played an important part in the development of Balochi, Brahui, Urdu and Pashto languages.
The poetess lived in this house for 34 years until her death, said the relatives.
LAHORE: Legendary poetess Parveen Shakir was remembered on her 24th death anniversary across the country on Wednesday.