[ dip-uh-dee ]
/ ˈdɪp ə di /

noun, plural dip·o·dies. Prosody.

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.

Nearby words

  1. diplozoic,
  2. diploë,
  3. dipmet,
  4. dipnoan,
  5. dipodic,
  6. dipolar ion,
  7. dipole,
  8. dipole moment,
  9. dipper,
  10. dippy

Origin of dipody

1835–45; < Late Latin dipodia < Greek: the quality of having two feet, equivalent to dipod- (stem of dípous) two-footed (see di-1, -pod) + -ia -y3

Related formsdi·pod·ic [dahy-pod-ik] /daɪˈpɒd ɪk/, adjective

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Examples from the Web for dipodic

  • If it does not, how can dipodic or polypodic animals really exist?

    Aristotle|George Grote

British Dictionary definitions for dipodic


/ (ˈdɪpədɪ) /

noun plural -dies

prosody a metrical unit consisting of two feet

Word Origin for dipody

C19: from Late Latin dipodia, from Greek di- 1 + pous foot

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