Definition of palinodic
: of or relating to a form of symmetrical construction found in some ancient odes in which the fourth in a group of four strophes repeats the structure of the first and the third that of the second
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!
Origin and Etymology of palinodic
Greek palinōidikos, from palin + -ōid- (from aeidein) + -ikos -ic
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up palinodic? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).