falling rhythm


noun Prosody.

a rhythmic pattern created by the succession of metrical feet each of which is composed of one accented syllable followed by one or more unaccented syllables.

Nearby words

  1. falling band,
  2. falling diphthong,
  3. falling door,
  4. falling down drunk,
  5. falling of womb,
  6. falling sickness,
  7. falling star,
  8. falling tide,
  9. falling weather,
  10. falling-off

Origin of falling rhythm

First recorded in 1915–20

Also called descending rhythm.

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