proode

noun

pro·​ode
ˈprōˌōd
1
: a distich with the first line shorter than the second
opposed to epode
2
: a strophic unit in an ancient ode preceding the strophe and antistrophe and differing from them in structure

Word History

Etymology

Greek proōidos, from pro- pro- entry 1 + ōidē ode

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“Proode.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/proode. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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