prosody

noun
pros·o·dy | \ˈprä-sə-dē, -zə- \
plural prosodies

Definition of prosody 

1 : the study of versification especially : the systematic study of metrical structure

2 : a particular system, theory, or style of versification

3 : the rhythmic and intonational aspect of language

Other Words from prosody

prosodist \ˈprä-sə-dist, -zə- \ noun

First Known Use of prosody

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for prosody

Middle English, from Latin prosodia accent of a syllable, from Greek prosōidia song sung to instrumental music, accent, from pros in addition to + ōidē song — more at pros-, ode

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prosody

noun

English Language Learners Definition of prosody

: the rhythm and pattern of sounds of poetry and language

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