an ode consisting of several units, each of which is composed of a strophe and an antistrophe of identical form followed by a contrasting epode.
Origin of Pindaric ode
First recorded in 1630–40
Also called regular ode.
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British Dictionary definitions for pindaric ode
a form of ode associated with Pindar consisting of a triple unit or groups of triple units, with a strophe and an antistrophe of identical structure followed by an epode of a different structureOften shortened to: Pindaric
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