palinode


pal·in·ode

noun \ˈpa-lə-ˌnōd\

Definition of PALINODE

1
:  an ode or song recanting or retracting something in an earlier poem
2
:  a formal retraction

Origin of PALINODE

Greek palinōidia, from palin + aeidein to sing — more at ode
First Known Use: 1579

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