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epithalamion

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

a song or poem in honor of a bride and bridegroom.

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Origin of epithalamion

1580–90; <Greek: nuptial, noun use of neuter of epithalámios nuptial. See epi-, thalamus
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Example sentences from the Web for epithalamion

  • Her first solo collection, Oneiromance (an epithalamion), appeared in 2008.

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  • Among the minor poems of Spenser the most delightful were his Prothalamion and Epithalamion.

  • Spenser married a Cork-woman, and has enshrined her in the Epithalamion, the most beautiful love-poem in the English language.

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