Origin of ode
Examples from the Web for odes
Each time Emma Stone or Mila Kunis have a new movie coming out, a flurry of odes to their “coolness” hit the web.
Odes and sonnets in Italian, Greek, and Latin were written in its praise.
He was the Spanish Anacreon of the nineteenth century, and the fame of his odes will last while good poetry is made.
He dabbled in odes, elegies, epitaphs, and all that small fry of the muse which was then so plentiful.The Wits and Beaux of Society|Grace Wharton and Philip Wharton
British Dictionary definitions for odes
Word Origin for ode
Word Origin and History for odes
1580s, from Middle French ode (c.1500), from Late Latin ode "lyric song," from Greek oide, Attic contraction of aoide "song, ode;" related to aeidein (Attic aidein) "to sing;" aoidos (Attic oidos) "a singer, singing;" aude "voice, tone, sound," probably from a PIE *e-weid-, perhaps from root *wed- "to speak." In classical use, "a poem intended to be sung;" in modern use usually a rhymed lyric, often an address, usually dignified, rarely extending to 150 lines. Related: Odic.
Culture definitions for odes
A kind of poem devoted to the praise of a person, animal, or thing. An ode is usually written in an elevated style and often expresses deep feeling. An example is “Ode on a Grecian Urn,” by John Keats.