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 (pĭn′dər) 522?-443? bc.
Greek lyric poet remembered especially for his odes celebrating victorious athletes.

Pin·dar′ic (-dăr′ĭk) adj.


1. (Poetry) of, relating to, or resembling the style of Pindar
2. (Poetry) prosody having a complex metrical structure, either regular or irregular
(Poetry) See Pindaric ode


(pɪnˈdær ɪk)

1. of or in the style of Pindar.
2. of elaborate form and metrical structure, as an ode or verse.
[1630–40; < Latin Pindaricus < Greek Pindarikós. See Pindar, -ic]
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Noun1.Pindaric - an ode form used by Pindar; has triple groups of triple units
ode - a lyric poem with complex stanza forms


[pɪnˈdærɪk] ADJpindárico
References in classic literature ?
It is precisely these rare and Pindaric mixtures which prove the poet's enthusiasm.
From the collection as a whole emerges a new protagonist, to be celebrated in the novel Pindarics of a Cowley, as Joshua Scodel argues: the heroic entrepreneur, be he traveler, philosopher, merchant, experimentalist, or, indeed, the poet himself, for the first time evaluating poetry as a trade, or seeking to establish copyright in a newly-commercialized theater (see Paulina Kewes on "Plays as Property, 1660-1710).
The first ode of Book Three he does in Pindarics, a noble measure that has been in abeyance since Edward Lear wrote "The Dong with a Luminous Nose.