From French épisode, from New Latin *episodium, from Ancient Greek ἐπεισόδιον (epeisódion, “a parenthetic addition, episode”), neuter of ἐπεισόδιος (epeisódios, “following upon the entrance, coming in besides, adventitious”), from ἐπί (epí, “on”) + εἰς (eis, “into”) + ὁδός (hodós, “way”).
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɛpɪsəʊd/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɛ.pəˌsɵʊ̯d/
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- Hyphenation: epi‧sode
episode (plural episodes)
- An incident or action standing out by itself, but more or less connected with a complete series of events.
- It was a most embarrassing episode in my life.
- An instalment of a drama told in parts, as in a TV series.
- I can't wait till next week’s episode.
- 2012 May 20, Nathan Rabin, “TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): ‘Marge Gets A Job’ (season 4, episode 7; originally aired 11/05/1992)”, in The A.V. Club:
- We all know how genius “Kamp Krusty,” “A Streetcar Named Marge,” “Homer The Heretic,” “Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie” and “Mr. Plow” are, but even the relatively unheralded episodes offer wall-to-wall laughs and some of the smartest, darkest, and weirdest gags ever Trojan-horsed into a network cartoon with a massive family audience.
- (instalment of a TV series): bottle episode
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- episode in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- episode in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- An episode, either sense
- (drama): aflevering
- “episode” in The Bokmål Dictionary.