spondee

noun
spon·dee | \ ˈspän-ˌdē \

Definition of spondee 

: a metrical foot consisting of two long or stressed syllables

Other words from spondee

spondaic \spän-ˈdā-ik \ adjective or noun

First Known Use of spondee

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for spondee

Middle English sponde, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French spondee, from Latin spondeum, from Greek spondeios, from spondeios of a libation, from spondē libation, from spendein to make a libation; from its use in music accompanying libations — more at spouse

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