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Meaning of SCANSION

Pronunciation:  'skanshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  analysis of verse into metrical patterns
 

SCANSION is a 8 letter word that starts with S.

 

 See Also: beat, cadence, measure, meter

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Scan"sion\, n. [L. scansio, fr. scandere, scansum, to
climb. See {Scan}.] (Pros.)
The act of scanning; distinguishing the metrical feet of a
verse by emphasis, pauses, or otherwise.

 

 

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