Definition of proode
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
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 proode
Greek proōidos, from pro- 1pro- + ōidē ode — more at ode
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up proode? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).