noun ep·ode \ˈe-ˌpōd\

Definition of EPODE

:  a lyric poem in which a long verse is followed by a shorter one
:  the third part of a triadic Greek ode following the strophe and the antistrophe

Origin of EPODE

Latin epodos, from Greek epōidos, from epōidos sung or said after, from epi- + aidein to sing — more at ode
First Known Use: 1598


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