Proceleusmatic Proc`e*leus*mat"ic, a. [L. proceleusmaticus, Gr. ?, fr. ? to rouse to action beforehand; ? + ? to incite; cf. F. proc['e]leusmatique.] [1913 Webster] 1. Inciting; animating; encouraging. [R.] --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

2. (Pros.) Consisting of four short syllables; composed of feet of four short syllables each. [1913 Webster]

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  • proceleusmatic — PROCELEUSMÁTIC, Ă adj. (Metr.; despre picioare) Compus din patru silabe scurte. [pron. le us . / < fr. procéleusmatique, gr. prokeleusmatikos]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN  PROCELEUSMÁTIC, Ă adj. (metr.; despre picioare)… …   Dicționar Român

  • Proceleusmatic — Proc e*leus*mat ic, n. (Pros.) A foot consisting of four short syllables. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proceleusmatic — /pros euh loohs mat ik, proh seuh /, adj. 1. inciting, animating, or inspiring. 2. Pros. a. noting a metrical foot of four short syllables. b. pertaining to or consisting of feet of this kind. n. 3. Pros. a proceleusmatic foot. [1700 10; < LL… …   Universalium

  • proceleusmatic — /proʊsəlusˈmætɪk/ (say prohsuhloohs matik) adjective 1. inciting, animating, or inspiriting. 2. Prosody a. denoting a metrical foot of four short syllables. b. relating to or consisting of feet of this kind. –noun 3. Prosody a proceleusmatic foot …   Australian English dictionary

  • proceleusmatic — pro·ce·leus·mat·ic …   English syllables

  • proceleusmatic —   a. exhorting; encouraging; n. metrical foot of four short syllables …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • proceleusmatic — I. ˌprōsə̇ˌlüzˈmad.ik, üˈsm noun ( s) Etymology: Late Latin proceleusmaticus, from Greek prokeleusmatikos, adjective & noun, from (assumed) prokeleusmat , prokeleusma incitement (from prokeleuein to urge on, give orders to, from pro pro (I) +… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Foot (prosody) — The foot is the basic metrical unit that generates a line of verse in most Western traditions of poetry, including English accentual syllabic verse and the quantitative meter of classical ancient Greek and Latin poetry. The unit is composed of… …   Wikipedia

  • Glossary of poetry terms — This is a glossary of poetry terminology.Measures of verseTypes of metreBelow, short/long definitions of a syllable of classical languages correspond to unstressed/stressed of English language.* Amphibrach: short long short * Amphimacer or cretic …   Wikipedia

  • accent — Synonyms and related words: Alexandrine, accent mark, accents, accentuate, accentuation, amphibrach, amphimacer, anacrusis, anapest, antispast, arsis, articulation, bacchius, bar, beat, belabor, broad accent, brogue, burr, cadence, caesura,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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