noun, plural dipodies. Prosody.
a group of two feet, especially, in accentual verse, in which
one of the two accented syllables
bears primary stress
and the other bears secondary stress.
Origin: 1835–45; Related forms
< Late Latin dipodia
the quality of having two feet, equivalent to dipod-
(stem of dípous
) two-footed (see di-1
) + -ia -y3
dipodic /daɪˈpɒdɪk/ [dahy-pod-ik] Show IPA , adjective