[ pros-uh-dee ]
/ ˈprɒs ə di /
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the science or study of poetic meters and versification.
a particular or distinctive system of metrics and versification: Milton's prosody.
Linguistics. the stress and intonation patterns of an utterance.
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Origin of prosody
OTHER WORDS FROM prosodypro·sod·ic [pruh-sod-ik], /prəˈsɒd ɪk/, pro·sod·i·cal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for prosody
/ (ˈprɒsədɪ) /
the study of poetic metre and of the art of versification, including rhyme, stanzaic forms, and the quantity and stress of syllables
a system of versification
the patterns of stress and intonation in a language
Derived forms of prosodyprosodic (prəˈsɒdɪk), adjectiveprosodist, noun
Word Origin for prosody
C15: from Latin prosōdia accent of a syllable, from Greek prosōidia song set to music, from pros towards + ōidē, from aoidē song; see ode
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