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Meaning of PROSODY

Pronunciation:  'pr√Ęsudee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the study of poetic meter and the art of versification
  2. [n]  the patterns of stress and intonation in a language
  3. [n]  a system of versification

PROSODY is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: inflection, poetic rhythm, rhythmic pattern
 See Also: accent, beat, cadence, caesura, delivery, emphasis, enjambement, enjambment, intonation, manner of speaking, measure, meter, modulation, pitch contour, poem, poetics, rhythm, speech, speech rhythm, sprung rhythm, stress, verse form, versification



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pros"o*dy\, n. [L. prosodia the tone or accent of a
syllable, Gr. ? a song sung to, or with, an accompanying
song, the accent accompanying the pronunciation; ? to + ?
song, ode: cf. F. prosodie. See {Ode}.]
That part of grammar which treats of the quantity of
syllables, of accent, and of the laws of versification or
metrical composition.