ode

play
noun \ˈōd\

Definition of ode

  1. :  a lyric poem usually marked by exaltation of feeling and style, varying length of line, and complexity of stanza forms

odist

play \-ist\ noun

Examples of ode in a sentence

  1. This poem is titled, An Ode to My Mother.

Origin and Etymology of ode

Middle French or Late Latin; Middle French, from Late Latin, from Greek ōidē, literally, song, from aeidein, aidein to sing; akin to Greek audē voice


First Known Use: 1588


-ode

noun combining form

Definition of -ode

  1. 1 :  way :  path <electrode>

  2. 2 :  electrode <diode>

Origin and Etymology of -ode

Greek -odos, from hodos


ODE Defined for English Language Learners

ode

play
noun \ˈōd\

Definition of ode for English Language Learners

  • : a poem in which a person expresses a strong feeling of love or respect for someone or something


ODE Defined for Kids

ode

play
noun \ˈōd\

Definition of ode for Students

  1. :  a lyric poem that expresses a noble feeling with dignity


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