noun ep·ode \ˈe-ˌpōd\

Definition of epode

  1. 1 :  a lyric poem in which a long verse is followed by a shorter one

  2. 2 :  the third part of a triadic Greek ode following the strophe and the antistrophe

Origin and Etymology 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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