spondee

noun spon·dee \ ˈspän-ˌdē \

Definition of spondee

: a metrical foot consisting of two long or stressed syllables

spondaic

play \spän-ˈdā-ik\ adjective or noun

Origin and Etymology of 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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