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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.]
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(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]
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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)]
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a foot of two syllables, both long or stressed. — spondiac, adj.See also: Verse
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A metrical foot of two syllables, both accented.
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spondee[ˈspɒndiː] N → espondeo m
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n → Spondeus m
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