ep·​ode ˈe-ˌpōd How to pronounce epode (audio)
: a lyric poem in which a long verse is followed by a shorter one
: the third part of a triadic Greek ode following the strophe and the antistrophe

Word History


Latin epodos, from Greek epōidos, from epōidos sung or said after, from epi- + aidein to sing — more at ode

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of epode was in 1598

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“Epode.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epode. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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