Prosody
Prosody 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. [1913 Webster]

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  • prosody — [präs′ə dē] n. pl. prosodies [ME prosodye < L prosodia < Gr prosōidia, tone, accent, song sung to music < pros, to + ōidē, song: see ODE] 1. the science or art of versification, including the study of metrical structure, stanza forms,… …   English World dictionary

  • prosody — mid 15c., from L. prosodia, from Gk. prosoidia song sung to music, also accent, modulation, from pros to + oide song, poem (see ODE (Cf. ode)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • prosody — ► NOUN 1) the patterns of rhythm and sound used in poetry. 2) the theory or study of these patterns, or the rules governing them. 3) the patterns of stress and intonation in a language. DERIVATIVES prosodic adjective prosodist noun. ORIGIN Greek… …   English terms dictionary

  • prosody — prosodic /preuh sod ik/, prosodical, adj. /pros euh dee/, n. 1. the science or study of poetic meters and versification. 2. a particular or distinctive system of metrics and versification: Milton s prosody. 3. Ling. the stress and intonation… …   Universalium

  • prosody — [15] Despite the passing similarity, prosody has no etymological connection with prose. In fact, its closest English relative is ode. It comes via Latin prosōdia from Greek prosōidíā, which originally meant ‘song with an instrumental… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • prosody — pros•o•dy [[t]ˈprɒs ə di[/t]] n. pl. dies 1) pro the science or study of poetic meters and versification 2) pro a particular or distinctive system of metrics and versification: Milton s prosody[/ex] 3) phn the stress and intonation patterns of an …   From formal English to slang

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