epithalamium

[ ep-uh-thuh-ley-mee-uh m ]
/ ˌɛp ə θəˈleɪ mi əm /

noun, plural ep·i·tha·la·mi·ums, ep·i·tha·la·mi·a [ep-uh-thuh-ley-mee-uh] /ˌɛp ə θəˈleɪ mi ə/.

Related forms

ep·i·tha·lam·ic [ep-uh-thuh-lam-ik] /ˌɛp ə θəˈlæm ɪk/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for epithalamic

  • From a distant field came the dim wheezing of a corn-crake; nearer at hand a nightingale was beginning his epithalamic welcome.

    The Gay Adventure|Richard Bird

British Dictionary definitions for epithalamic

epithalamium

epithalamion

/ (ˌɛpɪθəˈleɪmɪəm) /

noun plural -mia (-mɪə)

a poem or song written to celebrate a marriage; nuptial ode

Derived Forms

epithalamic (ˌɛpɪθəˈlæmɪk), adjective

Word Origin for epithalamium

C17: from Latin, from Greek epithalamion marriage song, from thalamos bridal chamber
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