a lyric poem typically of elaborate or irregular metrical form and expressive of exalted or enthusiastic emotion.
(originally) a poem intended to be sung.
- ode , owed
Other definitions for -ode (2 of 3)
a suffix of nouns, appearing in loanwords from Greek, where it meant “like”; used in the formation of compound words: phyllode.
- Compare -oid.
Other definitions for -ode (3 of 3)
a combining form meaning “way,” “road,” used in the formation of compound words: anode; electrode.
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How to use ode in a sentence
Rather than concocting sophisticated odes to misery, perhaps we might consider a different approach to urban growth.City Leaders Are in Love With Density but Most City Dwellers Disagree | Joel Kotkin | September 16, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Each time Emma Stone or Mila Kunis have a new movie coming out, a flurry of odes to their “coolness” hit the web.
There are odes, lyrics, satires, songs; many very beautiful and feeling; all noble and earnest.The Poems of Giacomo Leopardi | Giacomo Leopardi
He was entirely neglected, and his Odes, which possessed great merit, failed to attract any attention during his life time.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
The Odes of Horace have never been transcended, and will probably remain through all ages the delight of scholars.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I | John Lord
British Dictionary definitions for ode (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for -ode (2 of 3)
denoting resemblance: nematode
British Dictionary definitions for -ode (3 of 3)
denoting a path or way: electrode
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Cultural definitions for ode
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