scansion

noun
scan·sion | \ ˈskan(t)-shən \

Definition of scansion 

: the analysis of verse to show its meter

First Known Use of scansion

1671, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for scansion

Late Latin scansion-, scansio, from Latin, act of climbing, from scandere

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