pro·​sod·​ic prə-ˈsä-dik How to pronounce prosodic (audio)
 also  -ˈzä-
variants or prosodical
prə-ˈsä-di-kəl How to pronounce prosodic (audio)
 also  -ˈzä-
: of or relating to prosody
prə-ˈsä-di-k(ə-)lē How to pronounce prosodic (audio)
 also  -ˈzä-

Examples of prosodic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This latter task could only be accomplished through prosodic or nonverbal communication by indicating sincerity or insincerity (sarcasm) for the various statements and allowed examination of gaze across the two conditions for each participant. Ncbi Rofl, Discover Magazine, 15 Mar. 2011

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Word History

First Known Use

1764, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of prosodic was in 1764

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“Prosodic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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