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


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


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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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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