- 1An event or a group of events occurring as part of a sequence; an incident or period considered in isolation: the whole episode has been a major embarrassmentMore example sentences
- In any event, the whole episode has given rise to the same mercantilist arguments that have always been used to justify tariffs.
- If we take it at face value, the whole episode was a terrible accident, but the way the police have handled the aftermath has perhaps done them more harm than good.
- Regardless of the outcome of the trial, the whole episode has been a huge embarrassment to English football.
- 1.1A finite period in which someone is affected by a specified illness: acute psychotic episodesMore example sentences
- Large numbers of the bacteria circulate in the blood, giving rise to recurrent episodes of illness interspersed with periods of feeling well.
- We considered acute episodes of illnesses that had occurred during the previous year.
- These patients typically present with recurrent episodes of purulent bronchitis and pneumonia.
- 2Each of the separate instalments into which a serialized story or radio or television programme is divided: the final episode of the seriesMore example sentences
- In seven years they wrote 103 radio episodes and 63 television shows.
- Whilst listening to an episode of Radio 4's programme Growing Science, I came across a word I hadn't heard before - thigmomorphogenesis.
- My restaurant was used by BBC TV to shoot television plays and an episode of a serial was made there.
- 2.1 Music A passage containing distinct material or introducing a new subject: this change is followed by an episode in this new keyMore example sentences
- I found myself visibly moved during the central subject's climactic high string episodes; likewise during the close of the development.
- Fugue and episodes flow in and out of one another seamlessly.
- Most of the episodes (excepting a very Stravinskian idea of an upward-thrusting minor third) seem related to the main theme.
- 2.2A section between two choric songs in Greek tragedy.More example sentences
- This was only the most dramatic episode in an unfolding tragedy.
- His ‘Homeric Ballads’, versified episodes from the Odyssey told in brisk, headlong style, were for Fraser's.
- Plato illustrates the intellectual advantage that Socrates has over Protagoras in the episode of Simonides's poem.
late 17th century (denoting a section between songs in Greek tragedy): from Greek epeisodion, neuter of epeisodios 'coming in besides', from epi 'in addition' + eisodos 'entry' (from eis 'into' + hodos 'way').