Definition of epode
1 : a lyric poem in which a long verse is followed by a shorter one
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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