Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: heroic
IPA transcription: [hɪɹ'oʊɪk]
Pronunciations of heroic
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: epic, heroic, larger-than-life
    Meaning: very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale); "an epic voyage"; "of heroic proportions"; "heroic sculpture"
  • Synonyms: heroic
    Meaning: relating to or characteristic of heroes of antiquity; "heroic legends"; "the heroic age"
  • Synonyms: heroic, heroical
    Meaning: having or displaying qualities appropriate for heroes; "the heroic attack on the beaches of Normandy"; "heroic explorers"
  • Synonyms: expansive, grand, heroic
    Meaning: of behavior that is impressive and ambitious in scale or scope; "an expansive lifestyle"; "in the grand manner"; "collecting on a grand scale"; "heroic undertakings"
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: heroic_verse, heroic_meter, heroic
    Meaning: a verse form suited to the treatment of heroic or elevated themes; dactylic hexameter or iambic pentameter
Usage examples
  • Assumed almost heroic proportions
  • She would make heroic effort to help him to clean, unashamed manhood.
  • "It would be lovely to be brave and do heroic things," remarked Phyllis.
  • Then assuming the heroic, she added, "From this moment she is no daughter of mine.
  • By heroic effort she pulled her face into sobriety--all but her eyes--and announced:
  • In spite of prayers and heroic attempts, Felix could never get beyond that last bite.
  • Lucrezia Borgia in her own age may have been heroic: but Lucrezia in this late century!
  • Had not everybody about town recently made a point of affecting the device of that mysterious and heroic Scarlet Pimpernel?
  • She sees unmoved the heroic efforts which Hannibal and his army are making to save her, and she will not stretch out a hand to aid him.
  • Politics were evidently their grand interest; the Duke of Wellington their demi-god. All that related to him belonged to the heroic age.
0. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Hilda Rix Nicholas, License CC BY-SA 4.0
1. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Greek mythology, License CC BY-SA 4.0