O o


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [od-uh-see]
    • /ˈɒd ə si/
    • /ˈɒd.ɪ.si/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [od-uh-see]
    • /ˈɒd ə si/

Definitions of odyssey word

  • noun plural odyssey (italics) an epic poem attributed to Homer, describing Odysseus's adventures in his ten-year attempt to return home to Ithaca after the Trojan War. 1
  • noun plural odyssey (often lowercase) a long series of wanderings or adventures, especially when filled with notable experiences, hardships, etc. 1
  • noun odyssey An extended adventurous voyage. 1
  • noun odyssey journey, adventure 1
  • countable noun odyssey An odyssey is a long exciting journey on which a lot of things happen. 0
  • noun odyssey a Greek epic poem, attributed to Homer, describing the ten-year homeward wanderings of Odysseus after the fall of Troy 0

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Parts of speech for Odyssey


odyssey popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 93% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

odyssey usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for odyssey

noun odyssey

  • journey — a traveling from one place to another, usually taking a rather long time; trip: a six-day journey across the desert.
  • trek — to travel or migrate, especially slowly or with difficulty.
  • crusade — A crusade is a long and determined attempt to achieve something for a cause that you feel strongly about.
  • pilgrimage — a journey, especially a long one, made to some sacred place as an act of religious devotion: a pilgrimage to Lourdes.
  • peregrination — travel from one place to another, especially on foot.

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