Ode (?), n. [F., fr. L. ode, oda, Gr. a song, especially a lyric song, contr. fr. , fr. to sing; cf.Skr. vad to speak, sing. Cf. Comedy, Melody, Monody.]
A short poetical composition proper to be set to music or sung; a lyric poem; esp., now, a poem characterized by sustained noble sentiment and appropriate dignity of style.
Hangs odes upon hawthorns and elegies on brambles.
O! run; prevent them with thy humble ode,
And lay it lowly at his blessed feet.
Ode factor, one who makes, or who traffics in, odes; -- used contemptuously.
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