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epithalamium

noun ep·i·tha·la·mi·um \ˌe-pə-thə-ˈlā-mē-əm\
plural ep·i·tha·la·mi·ums or ep·i·tha·la·mia\-mē-ə\

Definition of EPITHALAMIUM

:  a song or poem in honor of a bride and bridegroom
ep·i·tha·lam·ic \-ˈla-mik\ adjective

Variants of EPITHALAMIUM

ep·i·tha·la·mi·um or ep·i·tha·la·mi·on \-mē-ən\

Origin of EPITHALAMIUM

Latin & Greek; Latin epithalamium, from Greek epithalamion, from epi- + thalamos room, bridal chamber; perhaps akin to Greek tholos rotunda
First Known Use: 1588

Other Music Terms

cacophony, chorister, concerto, counterpoint, madrigal, obbligato, presto, presto, refrain, riff, segue

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