Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary


Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of SPONDEE

Pronunciation:  'spândee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a metrical unit with stressed-stressed syllables
 

SPONDEE is a 7 letter word that starts with S.

 

 See Also: foot, metrical foot, metrical unit

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Spon"dee\, n. [L. spondeus, Gr. ? (sc. ?), fr. ? a
drink offering, libation, fr. ? to pour out, make a libation:
cf. F. spond['e]e. So called because at libations slow,
solemn melodies were used, chiefly in this meter.] (pros.)
A poetic foot of two long syllables, as in the Latin word
l[=e]g[=e]s.

 

 

COPYRIGHT © 2000-2013 HYPERDICTIONARY.COM HOME | ABOUT HYPERDICTIONARY