prosodist

prosodist

[pros-uh-dist]
noun
an expert in prosody.

Origin:
1770–80; prosod(y) + -ist

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prosody (ˈprɒsədɪ)
 
n
1.  the study of poetic metre and of the art of versification, including rhyme, stanzaic forms, and the quantity and stress of syllables
2.  a system of versification
3.  the patterns of stress and intonation in a language
 
[C15: from Latin prosōdia accent of a syllable, from Greek prosōidia song set to music, from pros towards + ōidē, from aoidē song; see ode]
 
prosodic
 
adj
 
'prosodist
 
n

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