spondee


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spon·dee

 (spŏn′dē′)
n.
A metrical foot consisting of two long or stressed syllables.

[Middle English sponde, from Old French spondee, from Latin spondēum, from neuter of spondēus, of libations, spondaic, from Greek spondeios, from spondē, libation (from its use in songs performed at libations); see spend- in Indo-European roots.]

spondee

(ˈspɒndiː)
n
(Poetry) prosody a metrical foot consisting of two long syllables (¯¯)
[C14: from Old French spondée, from Latin spondēus, from Greek spondeios, from spondē a ritual libation; from the use of spondee in the music that characteristically accompanied such ceremonies]

spon•dee

(ˈspɒn di)

n.
a foot of two syllables, both of which are long in quantitative meter or stressed in accentual meter.
[1350–1400; Middle English sponde < Latin spondēus < Greek spondeîos, derivative of spondḗ libation (spondees were a feature of hymns sung during libations)]

spondee

a foot of two syllables, both long or stressed. — spondiac, adj.
See also: Verse

spondee

A metrical foot of two syllables, both accented.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spondee - a metrical unit with stressed-stressed syllables
metrical foot, metrical unit, foot - (prosody) a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm
Translations
kaksipitkäspondee

spondee

[ˈspɒndiː] Nespondeo m

spondee

nSpondeus m
References in classic literature ?
Pain is always by the side of joy, the spondee by the dactyl.
The abbe, who was quite innocent of Latin, nodded his head, in cadence, at every roll which La Fontaine impressed upon his body, according to the undulations of the dactyls and spondees.
Less common, in fact, is Huygens's use here of nemo as a trochee instead of a spondee, though that not without classical precedent (Cf.
How do we scan line 16 at the end of the second stanza: two iambs plus an anapest ("And I have not had my part") or a sequence of anapest, pyrrhic, spondee ("And I have not had my part": a "haven't" in Victorian stays)?
The spondee is sonically pleasing--blunt and snub and thudding just when the effect is called for--it makes for a more compact epithet than the literal "god who is master of the sea," or "potent god," and it connotes the nautical in a way that Horace's potenti does not, perhaps to make amends for "seem'st fair.
In each trial, the two spondees are presented, one to each ear, such that the first syllable of the first spondee is presented in quiet in one ear and the second syllable of the first spondee overlaps the first syllable of the second spondee in the opposite ear.
The auditory perception ability of the two groups was evaluated using the spondee test.
Dactyls, feet and spondee are terms used in discussing which art form?
The "dark men" spondee emphasizes aurally this shift in attitude.
But the line again picks up momentum with the spondee (the double heartbeat of "forward"), only to again be slowed down by two dactyls ("running in place when it").
The spondee "a 1 day" is a strong rhythmic interruption doubled with the alliteration in "silver strife" and yet softened by its sibilants.
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