a lyric poem typically of elaborate or irregular metrical form and expressive of exalted or enthusiastic emotion.
(originally) a poem intended to be sung.
a lyric poem, typically addressed to a particular subject, with lines of varying lengths and complex rhythms See also Horatian ode, Pindaric ode
(formerly) a poem meant to be sung
1580s, from Middle French ode (c.1500), from Late Latin ode “lyric song,” from Greek oide, Attic contraction of aoide “song, ode;” related to aeidein (Attic aidein) “to sing;” aoidos (Attic oidos) “a singer, singing;” aude “voice, tone, sound,” probably from a PIE *e-weid-, perhaps from root *wed- “to speak.” In classical use, “a poem intended to be sung;” in modern use usually a rhymed lyric, often an address, usually dignified, rarely extending to 150 lines. Related: Odic.
A kind of poem devoted to the praise of a person, animal, or thing. An ode is usually written in an elevated style and often expresses deep feeling. An example is “Ode on a Grecian Urn,” by John Keats.
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noun 1. a poem (1819) by Keats.
noun 1. a poem (1820) by Shelley.
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