[ep-uh-thuh-ley-mee-on, -uh n] /ˌɛp ə θəˈleɪ miˌɒn, -ən/

noun, plural epithalamia
[ep-uh-thuh-ley-mee-uh] /ˌɛp ə θəˈleɪ mi ə/ (Show IPA)
a song or poem in honor of a bride and bridegroom.


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