scolion

noun
sco·​li·​on
variants: or less commonly skolion \ ˈskōlēˌän \
plural scolia\ -​ēə \

Definition of scolion

: an ancient Greek song sung in turn by guests at a banquet and possibly improvised

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History and Etymology for scolion

Greek skolion, from neuter of skolios crooked

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“Scolion.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scolion. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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