sprung rhythm

noun

Definition of sprung rhythm

: a poetic rhythm designed to approximate the natural rhythm of speech and characterized by the frequent juxtaposition of single accented syllables and the occurrence of mixed types of feet

First Known Use of sprung rhythm

1877, in the meaning defined above

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“Sprung rhythm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sprung%20rhythm. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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