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epithalamium

[ ep-uh-thuh-ley-mee-uhm ]
/ ˌɛp ə θəˈleɪ mi əm /
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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/.
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OTHER WORDS FROM epithalamium

ep·i·tha·lam·ic [ep-uh-thuh-lam-ik], /ˌɛp ə θəˈlæm ɪk/, adjective
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How to use epithalamium in a sentence

  • 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 epithalamium

epithalamium

epithalamion

/ (ˌɛpɪθəˈleɪmɪəm) /

noun plural -mia (-mɪə)
a poem or song written to celebrate a marriage; nuptial ode

Derived forms of epithalamium

epithalamic (ˌɛpɪθəˈlæmɪk), adjective

Word Origin for epithalamium

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