Definition of prothalamium in English:

prothalamium

Line breaks: pro|tha¦lam|ium
Pronunciation: /ˌprəʊθəˈleɪmɪəm
 
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noun (plural prothalamia /-mɪə/)

literary
  • A song or poem celebrating a forthcoming wedding.
    More example sentences
    • John Ashbery, in ‘A Blessing in Disguise,’ has written a fast, sure prothalamion for the sometime wedding of oneself to the free friend, to poetry.

Origin

late 16th century: from Prothalamion, the title of a poem by Spenser, on the pattern of epithalamium.

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