Definition of episode
1 : a usually brief unit of action in a dramatic or literary work: such asa : the part of an ancient Greek tragedy between two choric songsb : a developed situation that is integral to but separable from a continuous narrative : incidentc : one of a series of loosely connected stories or scenesd : the part of a serial presented at one performance
2 : an event that is distinctive and separate although part of a larger series
3 : a digressive subdivision in a musical composition
Examples of episode in a Sentence
It was a brief romantic episode in a life devoted to work.
He tried to forget the whole embarrassing episode.
a painful episode from my childhood
Millions of people are expected to watch the show's final episode.
Recent Examples of episode from the Web
The bank, naturally, hopes to put that grim episode behind it.
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer will present a proclamation honoring GFW/IMPACT Wrestling before taping begins July 5 for a future episode of IMPACT on Pop TV.
But Dr. Drew can’t move on, so Amber suggests that maybe Farrah is uncomfortable with her, which seems likely considering that Amber tried to beat her into the ground like this was an episode of Jerry Springer last season.
All 10 episodes of Gypsy are streaming on Netflix now.
Now Louis-Dreyfus is facing the traumatic breakup of a relationship, as Seinfeld closes in on its bigger-than-the-Super Bowl final episode.
Sunday night’s premiere episode focuses on the 1920s, one of America’s greatest period of change and growth.
Kumail found some time to sit down with us on the latest episode of the BA Foodcast to talk tacos, Pakistani cooking, and his persistent Cronut problem.
The latest episode of Great American Dream was released on Monday.
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Synonym Discussion of episode
EPISODE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of episode for English Language Learners
: an event or a short period of time that is important or unusual
: a television show, radio show, etc., that is one part of a series
: an occurrence of an illness
EPISODE Defined for Kids
Definition of episode for Students
1 : an event or one of a series of events that stands out clearly I'm trying to forget the whole embarrassing episode.
2 : one in a series of connected stories or performances
Medical Definition of episode
: an event that is distinctive and separate although part of a larger series; especially : an occurrence of a usually recurrent pathological abnormal condition a manic episode hypoglycemic episodes
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