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ode

play
noun \ˈōd\

Simple Definition of ode

  • : a poem in which a person expresses a strong feeling of love or respect for someone or something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of ode

  1. :  a lyric poem usually marked by exaltation of feeling and style, varying length of line, and complexity of stanza forms

odist play \-ist\ noun

Examples of ode in a sentence

  1. This poem is titled, An Ode to My Mother.



Origin of ode

Middle French or Late Latin; Middle French, from Late Latin, from Greek ōidē, literally, song, from aeidein, aidein to sing; akin to Greek audē voice


First Known Use: 1588

Rhymes with ode


-ode

noun combining form

Definition of -ode

  1. 1 :  way :  path <electrode>

  2. 2 :  electrode <diode>



Origin of -ode

Greek -odos, from hodos


ODE Defined for Kids

ode

play
noun \ˈōd\

Definition of ode for Students

  1. :  a lyric poem that expresses a noble feeling with dignity





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