An incident or event that is part of a progression or a larger sequence: "South Africa may remain one of history's most tragic episodes\u201d ( Bayard Rustin). One of a series of related events in the course of a continuous account. See Synonyms at occurrence. A portion of a narrative that relates an event or a series of connected events and forms a coherent story in itself; an incident: an episode in a picaresque novel. A separate part of a serialized work, such as a novel or play. A separate program that is part of a television or radio series. A section of a classic Greek tragedy that occurs between two choric songs. Music A passage between statements of a main subject or theme, as in a rondo or fugue.