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.
See ode in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr < LL oda < Gr ōidē, song, contr. < aoidē < aeidein, to sing < IE *aweid- < base *aw-, to speak > Sans vádati, (he) speaks
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
See ode in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: French, choric song
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Late Latin ōdē, ōda
Origin: , from Greek aoidē, ōidē, song; see wed-2 in Indo-European roots.
Origin: Greek -odos
Origin: , from hodos.
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