Epode Definition

ĕpōd
noun
A form of lyric poem, as of Horace, in which a short line follows a longer one.
Webster's New World
The stanza that follows the strophe and antistrophe in a Pindaric or ancient Greek ode.
Webster's New World
The part of a choral ode in classical Greek drama following the strophe and antistrophe and sung while the chorus is standing still.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Epode

Noun

Singular:
epode
Plural:
epodes

Origin of Epode

  • Latin epōdos a type of lyric poem from Greek epōidos sung after from epaeidein, epāidein to sing after epi- epi- aeidein to sing wed-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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