- a group of two feet in English poetry, in which one of the two accented syllables bears primary stress and the other bears secondary stress, used as a prosodic measurement in iambic, trochaic, and anapestic verse.
- a prosodic measurement of two feet in classical Greek and Latin poetry.
Origin of dipody
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- prosody a metrical unit consisting of two feet
C19: from Late Latin dipodia, from Greek di- 1 + pous foot
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