American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A poem in which the author retracts something said in a previous poem.
- n. A formal statement of retraction.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A poetical recantation, or declaration contrary to a former one; a poem in which a poet retracts the invectives contained in a former satire; hence, a recantation in general.
- n. Specifically, in Scots law, a solemn recantation demanded in addition to damages in actions for defamation.
- To re-tract or take back (something previously said or written).
- To recant.
- n. A poem in which the author retracts something said in an earlier poem.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An ode recanting, or retracting, a former one; also, a repetition of an ode.
- n. A retraction; esp., a formal retraction.
- From Latin palinōdia ("palinode, recantation"), from Ancient Greek παλινῳδία (palinōidia, "palinode"), from πάλιν (palin, "again") + ᾠδή (ōidē, "song"). (Wiktionary)
- From Late Latin palinōdia, from Greek palinōidiā : palin, again; + ōidē, song; see parody. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I think that this kind of palinode almost invariably ends up making the author look terrific.”
“He made a kind of palinode to the "trading justice" later, as other people of his kind have done.”
“Compare the following stanzas, from a kind of palinode, "1870-1871," years of the Franco-German war and the Parisian Commune: --”
“As no writer has contributed so much as Mr. Walpole to depreciate the character of the Duke of Newcastle, this kind of palinode is not unimportant.”
“Delia told me all that passed in her presence, and showed me Baker's palinode, which is rather the most extraordinary document that I ever saw.”
“Kaspar Campèll, who in the first half of the sixteenth century preached the Reformed religion in the Engadine.] [Footnote 4: I have translated and printed at the end of the second volume some sonnets of Petrarch as a kind of palinode for this impertinence.] [Footnote 5: This begs the question whether [Greek: leukoion] does not properly mean snowflake, or some such flower.”
“We never get time alone, either and it ` s very, very depressing. palinode Said,”
“LOL @ palinode! the mombshell´s last blog. .reality check”
“Beautifully, beautifully put. palinode on August 04, 2009”
“And elfini- schmutzie and her man palinode have amazing taste in music.”
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