Ode

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Ode \Ode\ ([=o]d), noun [F., fr. L. ode, oda, Gr. 'w,dh' a song, especially a lyric song, contr. fr. 'aoidh', fr. 'aei'dein to sing; cf. Skr. vad to speak, sing. Cf. {Comedy}, {Melody}, {Monody}.] A short poetical composition proper to be set to music or sung; a lyric poem; esp., now, a poem characterized by sustained noble sentiment and appropriate dignity of style.

Hangs odes upon hawthorns and elegies on brambles. --Shak.

O! run; prevent them with thy humble ode, And lay it lowly at his blessed feet. --Milton.

{Ode factor}, one who makes, or who traffics in, odes; -- used contemptuously.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

ode

noun

1: a lyric poem with complex stanza forms


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