stichometry

stichometry

[sti-kom-i-tree]
noun
the practice of writing a prose text in lines, often of slightly differing lengths, that correspond to units of sense and indicate phrasal rhythms.

Origin:
1745–55; < Greek stích(os) (see stich1) + -o- + -metry

stichometric [stik-uh-me-trik] , stichometrical, adjective
stichometrically, adverb
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stichometry (stɪˈkɒmɪtrɪ)
 
n
prosody the practice of writing out a prose text in lines that correspond to the sense units and indicate the phrasal rhythms
 
[C18: from Late Greek stikhometria. See stich, -metry]
 
stichometric
 
adj
 
sticho'metrical
 
adj

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