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Origin of spondee
Words nearby spondee
Example sentences from the Web for spondee
Now the medium of these is about fourteen syllables; because the dactyle is a more frequent foot in hexameters than the spondee.
The spondee is found in solemn hymns or in any verse expressing reverence and awe.Browning and the Dramatic Monologue|S. S. Curry
A spondee is a foot of two equally accented syllables; as, mainspring, sea-maid.Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism|F. V. N. Painter
The Spondee, a foot of two long syllables, when admitted into the Iambic measure, adds much to the solemnity of the movement.Dissertation on the English Language|Noah Webster, Jr.
A true spondee must be made by voicing two syllables in equal time, and each without stress.The Voice and Spiritual Education|Hiram Corson