Ode is a poem that you sing or is a poem honoring a specific person or subject that is written in a clear lyrical style.noun
An example of an ode is William Wordsworth's Imitations of Immortality.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- a poem written to be sung
- in modern use, a lyric poem, rhymed or unrhymed, typically addressed to some person or thing and usually characterized by lofty feeling, elaborate form, and dignified style
Origin: Fr < LL oda < Gr ōidē, song, contr. < aoidē < aeidein, to sing < IE *aweid- < base *aw-, to speak > Sans vádati, (he) speaks
- odic adjective
Origin: < Gr hodos, path, way < IE base *sed-, to go > L cedere
Origin: Gr -ōdēs, ōdes < -ō-, ending of base or thematic vowel + -eidēs, like, -oid
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- A lyric poem of some length, usually of a serious or meditative nature and having an elevated style and formal stanzaic structure.
- a. A choric song of classical Greece, often accompanied by a dance and performed at a public festival or as part of a drama.b. A classical Greek poem modeled on the choric ode and usually having a three-part structure consisting of a strophe, an antistrophe, and an epode.
Origin: French, choric song, from Old French, from Late Latin ōdē, ōda, from Greek aoidē, ōidē, song; see wed-2 in Indo-European roots.
- odˈic adjective
- Way; path: electrode.
- Electrode: dynode.
Origin: Greek -odos, from hodos.
ode - Cultural Definition
A kind of poem devoted to the praise of a person, animal, or thing. An ode is usually written in an elevated style and often expresses deep feeling. An example is “Ode on a Grecian Urn,” by John Keats.