ep·​ir·​rhe·​ma | \ ˌepiˈrēmə \
plural -s

Definition of epirrhema

: an address usually about public affairs spoken by the coryphaeus after the parabasis in old Greek comedy

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Other Words from epirrhema

epirrhematic \ ¦epə(ˌ)rē¦matik , -​rə̇¦-​ \ adjective

History and Etymology for epirrhema

Greek epirrhēma, from epi- + rhēma word, saying

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“Epirrhema.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epirrhema. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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