proceleusmatic

[ pros-uh-loos-mat-ik, proh-suh- ]
/ ˌprɒs ə lusˈmæt ɪk, ˌproʊ sə- /

adjective

inciting, animating, or inspiring.
Prosody.
  1. noting a metrical foot of four short syllables.
  2. pertaining to or consisting of feet of this kind.

noun

Prosody. a proceleusmatic foot.

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Origin of proceleusmatic

1700–10; < Late Latin proceleusmaticus < Greek prokeleusmatikós literally, calling for incitement, equivalent to pro- pro-2 + keleusmat- (stem of kéleusma summons, derivative of keleúein to rouse to action) + -ikos -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for proceleusmatic

proceleusmatic
/ (ˌprɒsɪluːsˈmætɪk) prosody /

adjective

denoting or consisting of a metrical foot of four short syllables

noun

a proceleusmatic metrical foot

Word Origin for proceleusmatic

C18: from Late Latin proceleusmaticus, from Greek prokeleusmatikos, from prokeleuein to drive on, from pro- ² + keleuein to give orders
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