Definition of poetry slam in English:

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poetry slam

Entry from US English dictionary


A competition using elimination rounds for the reading or performance of poetry.
Example sentences
  • Hey, I got chosen to compete in a poetry slam on FBI radio!
  • One of Martin's numerous tours deforce, as he transforms Ovid into contemporary American English that dogs, cats, and the hip can understand, is to depict the daughters of Pierus challenging the Muses to a poetry slam, as follows.
  • I was supposed to go to Ben's poetry slam with Tamara.

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Syllabification: po·et·ry slam

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