1. Rare: the arousing of emotion in someone who hears music; a passage designed to arouse emotions; an emotional response from music.
2. speech that moves hearers emotionally, especially as the speaker attempts to elicit an emotional response by way of demonstrating his/her own feelings; a speech, or figure of speech, designed to move the passion.
Etymology: from Ancient Greek παθοποιία (pathopoiia); πάθος (pathos, “passion”) + ποιέω (poieō, “make”).
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