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n. pl. pros·o·dies
1. The study of the metrical structure of verse.
2. A particular system of versification.
3. The set of speech variables, including rhythm, speed, pitch, and relative emphasis, that distinguish vocal patterns.

[Middle English prosodie, from Latin prosōdia, accent, from Greek prosōidiā, song sung to music, accent : pros-, pros- + ōidē, song; see ode.]

pro·sod′ic (prə-sŏd′ĭk) adj.
pro·sod′i·cal·ly adv.
pros′o·dist n.


(Rhetoric) in a prosodic manner
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Prosodically, the major effect is a quizzical intonation that either (1) hesitates and bends upward unnaturally at line end as we search for completion and termination and then must be revised to falling terminal contours or fall-rise continuation contours as we proceed or (2) falls abruptly as we experience temporary completion and termination and then must be revised to quizzical rising or fall-rise continuation contours as we proceed.
This passage's deeper "should" is the one prosodically pointed in line 93, which talks twice in a single breath, saying at once that a premature proposal would have scared her off and that the proposal she got, which according to the Victorian script for such a scene ought to have swept her away with surprise, did not do anything of the kind.
A plausible explanation for these exceptional cases of marked structure preservation could be the need for Portuguese to comply prosodically with MC prohibiting the existence of words containing less than one heavy syllable.
Typographically, they contain twelve lines each, but prosodically, they can be treated as half lines, and thus as sestets, e.
Their analysis shows the intrusive role that can be played by the interpreter who prosodically mismanages and manipulates the traditional doctor-patient interaction.
In more prosodically innovative languages (Ingrian, Votic, Estonian), the ratios between long and short non-initial vowels become smaller than between the initial vowels: [V.
There is a local solution using haplology and prosodically conditioned spell-out.
Here is why: although the written version of these sentences may appear acceptable even if the word "chink" is not between quotation marks, it is likely that that very word will be somehow prosodically marked in speech: the teacher may raise her tone of voice while uttering the word; or she may lower it; she may change her intonation; she may pause briefly before uttering the incriminated word; or she may accompany the utterance with a facial expression (for example, raising her eyebrows, wrinkling her nose).
He also assumes that request can be expressed prosodically, specifically, by using the prosodic contour H% (cf.
The recorded material was annotated phonetically and prosodically.
They occur in prosodically organized verse too, but tend to be upstaged by the sense-complicating effects of sound patterning.
For example, Plunkett (1993) found that mothers' use of imprecise articulation correlated with their children's tendency to use more formulaic forms and unsegmented or missegmented chunks, while the prosodically exaggerated style of child-directed speech made accurate segmentation of the speech stream easier for children.