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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
- a poem or song written to celebrate a marriage; nuptial ode
C17: from Latin, from Greek epithalamion marriage song, from thalamos bridal chamber
Word Origin and History for epithalamic
1590s, "bridal song," from Latin epithalamium, from Greek epithalamion "a bridal song," from epi "at, upon" (see epi-) + thalamos "bridal chamber, inner chamber."
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