syllable

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Definition/MeaningWord/Phrase
relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch) accent , emphasis , stress
syllable, of a stressed accented , nuclear , tonic
use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse alliteration , beginning rhyme , head rhyme , initial rhyme
poetic metrical foot with middle syllable of three accented amphibrach
poetic metrical foot with two short followed by one long syllable anapest
three-syllable foot anapest
syllable second to last antepenult
syllable, third from last in word antepenult
3rd syllable of a word counting back from the end antepenult , antepenultima , antepenultimate
gradual disappearance of an initial (usually unstressed) vowel or syllable as in `squire' for `esquire' aphesis
syllable deleted apocope
syllable, short apocope , breve , elision , mora , systole
syllable, accented arsis
syllable, unaccented atonic
syllable deleted at end catalectic
(prosody) a line of verse that lacks a syllable in the last metrical foot catalectic
absence of a syllable in the last foot of a line or verse catalexis
syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization do , doh , ut
two-syllable rhyme double rhyme
syllable, omission of unstressed elision
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