Definition of palinody in English:

palinody

noun

  • An ode or song in which the author retracts a view or sentiment expressed in a former poem; (more generally) a recantation or retraction, especially of a formal kind.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Brian Melbancke (d. 1600), writer. From (i) Middle French, French palinodie ode or song in which the author retracts a view or sentiment expressed in a former poem, retraction.

Pronunciation

palinody

/ˈpalɪnəʊdi/