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epyllion Syllabification: e·pyl·li·on
Pronunciation: /əˈpilēən/ /-ˌän/

Definition of epyllion in English:

noun (plural epylliaəˈpilēə)

A narrative poem that resembles an epic poem in style but is notably shorter.
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'.

Words that rhyme with epyllion

Abbevillian, Azilian, Brazilian, caecilian, Castilian, Chilean, Churchillian, civilian, cotillion, crocodilian, Gillian, Lilian, Maximilian, Pamphylian, pavilion, postilion, Quintilian, reptilian, Sicilian, Tamilian, vaudevillian, vermilion, Virgilian
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