ex·​ode | \ ˈekˌsōd, ˈegˌzōd \
plural -s

Definition of exode

1 : a comic afterpiece in the ancient Roman theater : farce, travesty

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for exode

French or Latin; French exode, from Latin exodium, from Greek exodion part of a drama following the last song of the chorus, from neuter of exodios of a departure or exit, from exodos departure, going out

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about exode

Statistics for exode

Cite this Entry

“Exode.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exode. Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Comments on exode

What made you want to look up exode? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Flower Edition

True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!