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ode



Pronunciation: (ōd), [key]
n.
1. a lyric poem typically of elaborate or irregular metrical form and expressive of exalted or enthusiastic emotion.
2. (originally) a poem intended to be sung. Cf. Horatian ode, Pindaric ode.

-ode




a suffix of nouns, appearing in loanwords from Greek, where it meant “like”; used in the formation of compound words: phyllode. Cf. -oid.

-ode




a combining form meaning “way,” “road,” used in the formation of compound words: anode; electrode.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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