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paeon

[ pee-uhn, -on ]
/ ˈpi ən, -ɒn /
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noun

Classical Prosody. a foot of one long and three short syllables in any order.

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Origin of paeon

1595–1605; <Latin paeōn<Greek paiōn,Attic variant of paiā́n;see paean

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH paeon

paean, paeon , peon
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How to use paeon in a sentence

  • His spouse, who was guarding their nest up in the big live oak in the front yard, trilled her limited paeon of praise.

    A Little Florida Lady|Dorothy C. Paine
  • For a moment the lawyer felt an exultant paeon of victory beat in his blood.

    The Vision Spendid|William MacLeod Raine
  • The majestic voice of the nightingale burst forth again, now in a paeon of praise.

    High Noon|Anonymous
  • The son of Tydeus speared Agastrophus son of Paeon in the hip-joint with his spear.

    The Iliad|Homer

British Dictionary definitions for paeon

paeon
/ (ˈpiːən) /

noun

prosody a metrical foot of four syllables, with one long one and three short ones in any order

Derived forms of paeon

paeonic, adjective

Word Origin for paeon

C17: via Latin paeon from Greek paiōn; variant of paean
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