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stichometry

[ sti-kom-i-tree ]
/ stɪˈkɒm ɪ tri /
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noun
the practice of writing a prose text in lines, often of slightly differing lengths, that correspond to units of sense and indicate phrasal rhythms.
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Origin of stichometry

1745–55; <Greek stích(os) (see stich1) + -o- + -metry

OTHER WORDS FROM stichometry

stich·o·met·ric [stik-uh-me-trik], /ˌstɪk əˈmɛ trɪk/, stich·o·met·ri·cal, adjectivestich·o·met·ri·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for stichometry

stichometry
/ (stɪˈkɒmɪtrɪ) /

noun
prosody the practice of writing out a prose text in lines that correspond to the sense units and indicate the phrasal rhythms

Derived forms of stichometry

stichometric (ˌstɪkəʊˈmɛtrɪk) or stichometrical, adjective

Word Origin for stichometry

C18: from Late Greek stikhometria. See stich, -metry
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