spondee, who is a critic, is seldom out of this fine man's company.
Pain is always by the side of joy, the spondee by the dactyl.
spondee quoted a poem he had once written about Miss Dorothy.
There is, in fact, no such thing as a spondee in ordinary speech.
Again we find, especially in dactyllic and anapestic lines, a trochee or spondee thrown in to vary the movement.
But in all the feet except the fifth, a spondee ( ) may take the place of the dactyl.
The Doric steps consisted primarily of a trochee and a spondee, or time.
Now the medium of these is about fourteen syllables; because the dactyle is a more frequent foot in hexameters than the spondee.
Now the medium of these is about fourteen syllables, because the dactyl is a more frequent foot in hexameters than the spondee.
A spondee is a foot of two equally accented syllables; as, mainspring, sea-maid.
late 14c., "metrical foot consisting of two long syllables," from Old French spondee, from Latin spondeus, from Greek spondeios (pous), the name of the meter originally used in chants accompanying libations, from sponde "solemn libation," related to spendein "make a drink offering," from PIE root *spend- "to make an offering, perform a rite," hence "to engage oneself by a ritual act" (cf. Latin spondere "to engage oneself, promise," Hittite shipantahhi "I pour out a libation, I sacrifice").
spondee spon·dee (spŏn'dē')
A word or metrical foot having two equally stressed syllables, used in testing speech and hearing.