proode

noun pro·ode \ˈprōˌōd\

Definition of proode

  1. 1 :  a distich with the first line shorter than the second —opposed to epode

  2. 2 :  a strophic unit in an ancient ode preceding the strophe and antistrophe and differing from them in structure

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Origin and Etymology of proode

Greek proōidos, from pro- 1pro- + ōidē ode — more at ode


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