Variant of prosody
noun pl. prosodies
- the science or art of versification, including the study of metrical structure, stanza forms, etc.
- a particular system or style of versification and metrical structure: Dryden's prosody
Origin: Middle English prosodye ; from Classical Latin prosodia ; from Classical Greek prosōidia, tone, accent, song sung to music ; from pros, to plush ōidē, song: see ode