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Definition of "epode" [ep•ode]

  • A lyric poem characterized by couplets formed by a long line followed by a shorter one. (noun)
  • The third division of the triad of a Pindaric ode, having a different or contrasting form from that of the strophe and antistrophe. (noun)
  • The part of a choral ode in classical Greek drama following the strophe and antistrophe and sung while the chorus is standing still. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "epode" in a sentence
  • "This is the life I commend, this the life I set before me as my ideal, to exercise no authority beyond what is right either in the marriage-chamber or in the state. epode"
  • "(Ah woe and well – a – day! but be the issue fair!) epode"
  • "When the first course was taken off, the females melodiously sung us an epode in the praise of the sacrosanct decretals; and then the second course being served up, Homenas, joyful and cheery, said to one of the she-butlers, Light here, Clerica."
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