epode

noun
ep·​ode | \ ˈe-ˌpōd How to pronounce epode (audio) \

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

First Known Use of epode

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for epode

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

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“Epode.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epode. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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