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prosody

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Most of us fall short much more by omission than by commission. While the world perishes we go our way: purposeless, passionless, day after day.
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Etymology

From Middle French prosodie, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] prosōdia, from Ancient Greek προσῳδία (prosōdia), song sung to music; pronunciation of syllable), from πρός (pros), to) + ᾠδή (ōdē), song).

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prosody

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prosodies

prosody (prosodies)
  1. (linguistics) The study of rhythm, intonation, stress, and related attributes in speech.
  2. (poetry) The study of poetic meter; the patterns of sounds and rhythms in verse.

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