ode,-ode, -odal, -odeon, -ody

(Greek > Latin: song, lyric poem)

prosodic (adjective), more prosodic, most prosodic
prosodically (adverb), more prosodically, most prosodically
prosodist (s) (noun), prosodists (pl)
prosody (s) (noun), prosodies (pl)
rhapsodic (adjective), more rhapsodic, most rhapsodic
rhapsodist (s) (noun), rhapsodists (pl)
1. A composer, reciter, or improviser of verses of poetry or songs.
2. Someone who writes or speaks in an excessive or foolish way or who exaggerates.
rhapsodize (verb), rhapsodizes; rhapsodized; rhapsodizing
To speak or to write in an overly excited or unreasonable manner: Nancy’s husband was very enthusiastic and as a result, he rhapsodized unceasingly about their newborn baby boy, Marc.
To speak or to write in an extravagantly manner.
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rhapsody (s) (noun), rhapsodies (pl)
1. A piece of classical music that is not regular in form and expresses strong emotions: When Beethoven's Ninth Symphony is well performed, it sends many people in the audience into rhapsodies.
2. A feeling of great enthusiasm or the thing that someone says or writes to express such excitement.
threnode (s) (noun), threnodes (pl)
threnodic (adjective), more threnodic, most threnodic
threnodist (s) (noun), threnodists (pl)
Someone who sings a song of sadness or extreme disappointment.
A song of sorrow and sadness.
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threnody (THREN uh dee) (s) (noun), threnodies (pl)
1. A song or a poem of lamentation or mourning for someone who is dead: Mark's mother made all the plans for her funeral in advance, choosing and purchasing a casket and even selecting the threnody that she wanted to be sung at the service.
2. An expression of sorrow and despair about a situation or condition: The threnody of grief was heard beyond the chapel near the cemetery, where the relatives of the little child who had passed away had gathered. 
3. Etymology: from Greek threnoidia, from threnos, "lament" [show sadness or disappointment] + oide, "song".

A song of misery or complaint.
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tragedy (s) (noun), tragedies (pl)
1. A drama or literary work in which the main character is brought to ruin or suffers extreme sorrow, especially as a consequence of a tragic flaw, moral weakness, or inability to cope with unfavorable circumstances; the genre made up of such works and the art or theory of writing or producing these works: William Shakespeare is noted for his many dramas called tragedies, like Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.

A tragedy can also be a play, film, television program, or other narrative work that portrays or depicts calamitous events and has an unhappy but meaningful ending.
3. A disastrous event, especially one involving distressing loss or injury to life: It was an expedition that ended in tragedy, with all hands lost at sea.
4. A tragic aspect or element, such as a lamentable, dreadful, or fatal event or affair; a calamity; a disaster: The people of many countries are experiencing the tragedies of war every time the news tells of more deaths.
5. Etymology: from Old French tragedie (14th century); from Latin tragedia, "a tragedy"; from Greek tragodia, "a dramatic poem or play in formal language and having an unhappy resolution"; apparently literally, "goat song", from tragos, "goat" + oide, "song".

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