Definition of odyssey noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈɒdəsi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːdəsi//
[singular] (literary)
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a long journey full of experiences She kept a record of all the places she passed through on her odyssey. More Like This Expressions from history and legend Achilles heel, Cinderella, Herculean, Mephistophelian, Midas touch, narcissism, odyssey, Prince Charming, Procrustean, Promethean, Pyrrhic, Robin Hood, Scylla and Charybdis, Sleeping Beauty, Stygian, TitanSee worksheet. From the Odyssey, a Greek poem that is said to have been written by Homer, about the adventures of Odysseus. After a battle in Troy, Odysseus had to spend ten years travelling before he could return home.
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