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Poetry Definition

A two line image poem, often with a title, in which euphony is the key factor. Each line may have 8 or 9 syllables to make a total of seventeen.


Brian Strand


My fingers reach to touch the sky
where swallows circle,then southwards fly.

Standard Definition

[adj] consisting of or containing or of the nature of crystals; "granite is crystalline"
[adj] transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity; "the cold crystalline water of melted snow"; "crystal clear skies"; "could see the sand on the bottom of the limpid pool"; "lucid air"; "a pellucid brook"; "transparent cristal"
[adj] distinctly or sharply outlined; "crystalline sharpness of outline"- John Buchan


clear - (1 syllables), crystal clear - (3 syllables), crystalised - (3 syllables), crystallized - (3 syllables), distinct - (2 syllables), limpid - (2 syllables), lucid - (2 syllables), microcrystalline - (5 syllables), pellucid - (3 syllables), polycrystalline - (5 syllables), transparent - (3 syllables)



Misc. Definitions

\Crys"tal*line\ (kr?s"tal-l?n or -l?n; 277), a. [L. crystallinus, from Gr. ????: cf. F. cristallin. See {Crystal}.]
1. Consisting, or made, of crystal. Mount, eagle, to my palace crystalline. --Shak.
2. Formed by crystallization; like crystal in texture. Their crystalline structure. --Whewell.
3. Imperfectly crystallized; as, granite is only crystalline, while quartz crystal is perfectly crystallized.
4. Fig.: Resembling crystal; pure; transparent; pellucid. ``The crystalline sky.'' --Milton. {Crystalline heavens}, or {Crystalline spheres}, in the Ptolemaic system of astronomy, two transparent spheres imagined to exist between the region of the fixed stars and the primum mobile (or outer circle of the heavens, which by its motion was supposed to carry round all those within it), in order to explain certain movements of the heavenly bodies. {Crystalline lens} (Anat.), the capsular lenslike body in the eye, serving to focus the rays of light. It consists of rodlike cells derived from the external embryonic epithelium.
\Crys"tal*line\, n.
1. A crystalline substance.
2. See {Aniline}. [Obs.]