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Odyssey Line breaks: Odys|sey
Pronunciation: /ˈɒdɪsi/

Definition of Odyssey in English:

1A Greek hexameter epic poem traditionally ascribed to Homer, describing the travels of Odysseus during his ten years of wandering after the sack of Troy. He eventually returned home to Ithaca and killed the suitors who had plagued his wife Penelope during his absence.
1.1 (odyssey) A long and eventful or adventurous journey or experience: his odyssey from military man to politician
More example sentences
  • The book has been criticized for being outlandish but its appeal lies in its strong narrative voice and its Odyssean story line.
  • This talented photographer made an Odyssean journey from his home in California to photograph Britain's stables out of personal interest.
  • Anderson cuts back the distracting noises and crumbling static to reveal a stark paean about Odyssean fortitude.
Synonyms
journey, voyage, trek, travels, quest, crusade, pilgrimage, wandering, journeying

Derivatives

Odyssean

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Pronunciation: /əˈdɪsɪən/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Ulysses aficionados follow in the fictional footsteps of Leopold Bloom on the eighteen stages of his Odyssean journey around the city.
  • There should be no blogging next week, because I will be in Ithaca, feeding the Odyssean curiosity of my daughter the web designer.
  • Anderson cuts back the distracting noises and crumbling static to reveal a stark paean about Odyssean fortitude.

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