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scan·sion

 (skăn′shən)
n.
Analysis of verse into metrical patterns.

[Late Latin scānsiō, scānsiōn-, from Latin, act of climbing, from scānsus, past participle of scandere, to climb; see skand- in Indo-European roots.]

scansion

(ˈskænʃən)
n
(Poetry) the analysis of the metrical structure of verse. See quantity7, stress4
[C17: from Latin: climbing up, from scandere to climb, scan]

scan•sion

(ˈskæn ʃən)

n.
the metrical analysis of verse.
[1645–55; < Late Latin scānsiō, Latin: the act of climbing =scand(ere) to climb + -tiō -tion]

scansion

the analysis of verse into its metrical or rhythmic components.
See also: Verse

scansion

The metrical pattern of a line.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scansion - analysis of verse into metrical patterns
cadence, metre, meter, measure, beat - (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
Translations

scansion

[ˈskænʃən] N [of poetry] → escansión f

scansion

n (Poet) → metrische Gliederung; (Sch) → Zerlegung fin Versfüße

scansion

[ˈskænʃn] n (Literature) → scansione f