noun (plural epyllia /əˈpilēə/)
- A narrative poem that resembles an epic poem in style but is notably shorter.More example sentences
- This meditation is complicated by the fact that 'Lucrece' is an epyllion, a hybrid genre characterized both by its deployment of vivid description and by its treatment of epic subjects.
- Perhaps the finest specimen of this hexametric renascence, however, was Charles Kingsley's mythopoetic epyllion 'Andromeda'.
late 19th century: from Greek epullion, diminutive of epos 'word, song', from eipein 'say'.
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