tetrapody

[ te-trap-uh-dee ]

noun,plural te·trap·o·dies.Prosody.
  1. a measure consisting of four feet.

Origin of tetrapody

1
From the Greek word tetrapodía, dating back to 1840–50. See tetra-, -pod, -y3

Other words from tetrapody

  • tet·ra·pod·ic [te-truh-pod-ik], /ˌtɛ trəˈpɒd ɪk/, adjective

Words Nearby tetrapody

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

British Dictionary definitions for tetrapody

tetrapody

/ (tɛˈtræpədɪ) /


nounplural -dies
  1. prosody a metrical unit consisting of four feet

Derived forms of tetrapody

  • tetrapodic (ˌtɛtrəˈpɒdɪk), adjective

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012