Word of the Week: 12/7/15

Word: Prosody

You Pronounce It: [pros-uh-dee]

Meaning: noun
1. the science or study of poetic meters and versification.
2. a particular or distinctive system of metrics and versification:
Milton’s prosody.
3. Linguistics. the stress and intonation patterns of an utterance.

Origin:

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.

Works Cited:

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/prosody

Let me know what you think. . .don't be shy.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s