odyssey Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “odyssey” in the English Dictionary

"odyssey" in British English

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odysseynoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˈɒd.ɪ.si/  us   /ˈɑː.dɪ-/ literary
a ​long, ​excitingjourney: The ​filmfollows one man's odyssey to ​find the ​mother from whom he was ​separated at ​birth.figurative a ​spiritual odyssey
(Definition of odyssey from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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odysseynoun [C usually sing]

 us   /ˈɑd·ə·si/
a ​longtrip or ​periodinvolving a lot of different and ​excitingactivities, esp. while ​searching for something: The ​moviefollows one man’s odyssey to ​find the ​mother he was separated from at ​birth.
(Definition of odyssey from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “odyssey”
in Chinese (Simplified) 漫长而惊险的旅程…
in Turkish uzun heyacan verici yolculuk/seyahat…
in Russian странствия…
in Chinese (Traditional) 漫長而驚險的旅程…
in Polish odyseja…
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