- 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 of prosodyMiddle English prosodye ; from Classical Latin prosodia ; from Classical Greek prosōidia, tone, accent, song sung to music ; from pros, to + ōidē, song: see ode
- The study of the metrical structure of verse.
- A particular system of versification.
- The set of speech variables, including rhythm, speed, pitch, and relative emphasis, that distinguish vocal patterns.
Origin of prosodyMiddle English prosodie, from Latin prosōdia, accent, from Greek prosōidiā, song sung to music, accent : pros-, pros- + ōidē, song; see ode.
From Middle French prosodie, from Latin prosÅdia, from Ancient Greek Ï€ÏÎ¿Ïƒá¿³Î´Î¯Î± (prosÅidÃa, “song sung to music; pronunciation of syllable"), from Ï€ÏÏŒÏ‚ (pros, “to") + á¾ Î´Î® (ÅidÄ“, “song").