Definition of prosody in English:
1The patterns of rhythm and sound used in poetry: the translator is not obliged to reproduce the prosody of the original
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- He cared deeply about Greek and Latin history and mythology and possessed a comprehensive knowledge of the prose, poetry and prosody of the eighteenth century.
- There is no song without prosody, no prosody without song.
- By contrast, Chapter 6 uses the prosody of classical Greek poetry to illuminate the Seventh Symphony.
1.1The theory or study of prosody.
- Further ventures into prosody and theory I leave until senior classes.
- By good luck I heard that a former professor of mine was about to teach a course in prosody - the study of poetic metre, rhyme and stanza.
- Surviving journals, notebooks, and letters articulate his profound responsiveness to nature and beauty, his acumen as a literary critic and theorist of prosody, his playful wit and devoted friendliness.
1.2The patterns of stress and intonation in a language: the salience of prosody in child language acquisition early English prosodies
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- The current dude flap features exchanges consisting entirely of occurrences of the word dude, with varying prosodies and accompanying gestures, the whole thing telling a story.
- Craft lore was his phrase for the kind of knowing that's always just escaping our grammars and prosodies - partly, we surmise, because these are described knowledges.
- The mother's spoken responses, which at first convey to the baby only feelings - the shared affective language of posture and prosody - begin to carry specific semantic content.
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- Promising the would-be poet a freedom from formal constraints, the irregular ode, with its lofty manner, prosodic liberty, and intensity of feeling, attracted many writers, most of whom were not equipped for its demands.
- The distinction casts light on Coleridge's prosodic jottings in his notebooks, but is not directly germane to the present concern.
- In grammar, syntax, and metrical system Japanese shares nothing with English, and if one tries to obey the prosodic principles of Japanese, as some earlier translators did, the result is likely to be both verbose and ludicrous.
Pronunciation: /prəˈsädik, -zädik/(or prosodical /prəˈsädikəl, -ˈzäd-/) adjective
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