cheville

[ shuh-vee ]
/ ʃəˈvi /

noun Prosody.

a word or expression whose only function is to fill a metrical gap in a verse or to balance a sentence.Compare expletive(def 2).

Nearby words

  1. chevaux-de-frise,
  2. chevee,
  3. chevelure,
  4. cheveret,
  5. chevet,
  6. cheviot,
  7. cheviot hills,
  8. chevon,
  9. chevra kadisha,
  10. chevrette

Origin of cheville

1880–85; < French: plug, peg < Latin clāvicula tendril. See clavicle

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