You Pronounce It: [pros-uh-dee]
1. the science or study of poetic meters and versification.
2. a particular or distinctive system of metrics and versification:
3. Linguistics. the stress and intonation patterns of an utterance.
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin prosōdia < Greek prosōidía tone or accent, modulation of voice, song sung to music, equivalent to prós toward + ōid
I heard it:
In class as we were discussing “Contextualization Cues”by Gumperz.