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1. A lyric poem of some length, usually of a serious or meditative nature and having an elevated style and formal stanzaic structure.
a. A choric song of classical Greece, often accompanied by a dance and performed at a public festival or as part of a drama.
b. A classical Greek poem modeled on the choric ode and usually having a three-part structure consisting of a strophe, an antistrophe, and an epode.
[French, choric song, from Old French, from Late Latin ōdē, ōda, from Greek aoidē, ōidē, song; see wed- in Indo-European roots.]
od′ic (ō′dĭk) adj.