- Prosody is the study of the style and structure of poetry.
An example of prosody is the romantic style of Lord Byron's poetry.
- 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 Glassical Greek prosōidia, tone, accent, song sung to music from pros, to plush ōidē, song: see ode
Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
noun pl. pros·o·dies
- The study of the metrical structure of verse.
- A particular system of versification.
Origin: Middle English prosodie, from Latin prosōdia, accent, from Greek prosōidiā, song sung to music, accent : pros-, pros- + ōidē, song; see ode.
- pro·sodˈic adjective
- pro·sodˈi·cal·ly adverb
- prosˈo·dist noun