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 pros?idia, tone, accent, song sung to music ; from pros, to + ?id?, 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 pros&omacron;dia, accent, from Greek pros&omacron;idi&amacron;, song sung to music, accent : pros-, pros- + &omacron;id&emacron;, 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").