Definitions for palinodeˈpæl əˌnoʊd
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a poem in which the poet retracts something said in an earlier poem.
Origin of palinode:
1590–1600; < LL palinōdia < Gk palinōidía=pálin again, back +ōid(ḗ)ode
A poem in which the author retracts something said in an earlier poem.
Origin: From palinodia, from παλινῳδία, from πάλιν + ᾠδή.
an ode recanting, or retracting, a former one; also, a repetition of an ode
a retraction; esp., a formal retraction