[ep-uh-thuh-ley-mee-uh m] /ˌɛp ə θəˈleɪ mi əm/

noun, plural epithalamiums, epithalamia
[ep-uh-thuh-ley-mee-uh] /ˌɛp ə θəˈleɪ mi ə/ (Show IPA)
noun (pl) -mia (-mɪə)
a poem or song written to celebrate a marriage; nuptial ode

1590s, “bridal song,” from Latin epithalamium, from Greek epithalamion “a bridal song,” from epi “at, upon” (see epi-) + thalamos “bridal chamber, inner chamber.”


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