[ pros-uh-loos-mat-ik, proh-suh- ]
/ ˌprɒs ə lusˈmæt ɪk, ˌproʊ sə- /
inciting, animating, or inspiring.
- noting a metrical foot of four short syllables.
- pertaining to or consisting of feet of this kind.
Prosody. a proceleusmatic foot.
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Example sentences from the Web for proceleusmatic
The proceleusmatic foot, or four short syllables, instead of the dactyl; scen.
British Dictionary definitions for proceleusmatic
/ (ˌprɒsɪluːsˈmætɪk) prosody /
denoting or consisting of a metrical foot of four short syllables
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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