prothalamion
[ proh-thuh-ley-mee-on ]
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Origin + Etymology
Late 16th century; Englishfrom Prothalamion, the title of a poem by Spenser, on the pattern of epithalamium
Synonyms
  • epithalamium
  • song
  • vocal
Definition
a song or poem celebrating an upcoming wedding
Example
The groom wrote the most beautiful prothalamion and performed it for his bride on their wedding day.
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