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English noun: prosody

1. prosody (communication) the patterns of stress and intonation in a language


Synonymsinflection


Broader (hypernym)delivery, manner of speaking, speech


Narrower (hyponym)accent, caesura, emphasis, enjambement, enjambment, intonation, modulation, pitch contour, rhythm, speech rhythm, stress

2. prosody (communication) (prosody) a system of versification


Synonymspoetic rhythm, rhythmic pattern


Broader (hypernym)versification


Narrower (hyponym)beat, cadence, measure, meter, metre, sprung rhythm


Part meronympoem, verse form


Domain categorymetrics, prosody

3. prosody (cognition) the study of poetic meter and the art of versification


Synonymsmetrics


Broader (hypernym)poetics


Domain category membersacatalectic, Alexandrine, beat, cadence, catalectic, dactylic, foot, hypercatalectic, iambic, measure, measured, meter, metre, metric, metrical, metrical foot, metrical unit, poetic rhythm, prosody, rhythmic pattern, spondaic, trochaic









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