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prosody (n.)

late 15c., prosodie, "the science or craft of versification, the knowledge of the quantities of syllables in poetry and their pronunciation," from Latin prosodia "accent of a syllable," from Greek prosōidia "song sung to music," also "accent mark; modulation of voice," etymologically "a singing in addition to," from pros "to, forward, near" (see pros-) + ōidē "song, poem" (see ode). Related: Prosodiacal; prosodial; prosodist.

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Definitions of prosody from WordNet

prosody (n.)
the patterns of stress and intonation in a language;
Synonyms: inflection
prosody (n.)
(prosody) a system of versification;
Synonyms: poetic rhythm / rhythmic pattern
prosody (n.)
the study of poetic meter and the art of versification;
Synonyms: metrics
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