proceleusmatic

Related to proceleusmatic: polysyllabic word

proceleusmatic

(ˌprɒsɪluːsˈmætɪk) prosody
adj
(Poetry) denoting or consisting of a metrical foot of four short syllables
n
(Poetry) a proceleusmatic metrical foot
[C18: from Late Latin proceleusmaticus, from Greek prokeleusmatikos, from prokeleuein to drive on, from pro-2 + keleuein to give orders]
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proceleusmatic

a metrical foot of four short syllables. — proceleusmatic, adj.
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Brand also describes a custom of drinking cider to the master's health, which "seems to resemble a custom of the ancient Danes," and compares the harvest song to "The ancient proceleusmatic song, by which the rowers of gallies were animated" (308).
All four types are used in all styles of anapestic meter (West 1982: 191), though to different degrees, and each has its own name in classical scholarship: the anapest proper (LLH), the dactyl (HLL), the spondee (HH), and the proceleusmatic (LLLL).
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The moraic prominence is utterly regular and rhythmic, a perfect sequence of prominent and nonprominent moras (x.x.), regardless of whether the verse foot is realized as a "true" anapest, a dactyl, a spondee, or a proceleusmatic.
RESOLUTION of H turns underlying LLH into proceleusmatic LLLL.
He notes Beaumont and Fletcher's ingenious use of "Iambic Pentameter Hyperacatalectic, their Proceleusmatics, and Dispondaeuses-proceleusmatics," "not to mention the Choriambics, the Ionics, the Paeons, and the Epitrites." Trained by his knowledge of Greek, he hears "Quantity," "Accent," "emphasis," and "retardation & acceleration of the Times of Syllables according to the meaning of the words, the passion that accompanies them, and even the Character of the Person that uses them" (Marg.