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.
- pro·sod·ic [pruh-sod-ik], /prəˈsɒd ɪk/, pro·sod·i·cal, adjective
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How to use prosody in a sentence
He hoped to treat the subject exhaustively in his forthcoming treatise on Ecclesiastical prosody.
It is common for those that deliver the grammar of modern languages, to omit the prosody.A Grammar of the English Tongue | Samuel Johnson
He always mentioned her as "that dear invaluable creature, Miss prosody."
"Perhaps," said Lilla, frankly, with furtive enjoyment of Miss prosody's stiffening face.
They had been reckoning on the phenomenon of Miss prosody, subjugated by hunger, eating pie with her fingers.
British Dictionary definitions for prosody
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
- prosodic (prəˈsɒdɪk), adjective
- prosodist, noun
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