ep·​os ˈe-ˌpäs How to pronounce epos (audio)
: a number of poems that treat an epic theme but are not formally united

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Recent Examples on the Web Your freestyle at Harvard University in 2016 was searing and soaring epos. New York Times, 1 Nov. 2017

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Word History


Greek, word, epic poem — more at voice

First Known Use

circa 1828, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of epos was circa 1828

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“Epos.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epos. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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