parodos

[pahr-uh-dos]
noun, plural par·o·doi [pahr-uh-doi] /ˈpɑr əˌdɔɪ/.
  1. (in ancient Greek drama) an ode sung by the chorus at their entrance, usually beginning the play and preceding the proagōn in comedy or the alteration of epeisodia and stasima in tragedy.

Origin of parodos

< Greek párodos way by, passage, equivalent to par- par- + (h)odós way, road
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