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(prosody) a line of verse that has the full number of syllables acatalectic
mark placing stress on syllables words accent
use or application of an accent; the relative prominence of syllables in a phrase or utterance accentuation
consonant sound repeated in stressed syllables alliteration
sounds repeated at beginning of words or in accented syllables alliteration
sound in consecutive words or syllables, repetition of alliteration
metrical unit with unstressed-stressed-unstressed syllables (e.g., `remember') amphibrach
metrical unit with unstressed-unstressed-stressed syllables anapaest , anapest
repetition of similar vowels in the stressed syllables of successive words assonance , vowel rhyme
repetitive song in which as many syllables as necessary are assigned to a single tone chant
poetic metrical foot of one accented and two unaccented syllables dactyl
metrical unit with stressed-unstressed-unstressed syllables dactyl
punctuation mark (-) used between parts of a compound word or between the syllables of a word when the word is divided at the end of a line of text dash , hyphen
verse line having ten syllables decasyllable
metrical unit with unstressed-unstressed syllables dibrach , pyrrhic
word having two syllables dissyllable , disyllable
genre (usually a cappella) of Black vocal-harmony music of the 1950s that evolved in New York City from gospel singing; characterized by close four-part harmonies; the name derived from some of the nonsense syllables sung by the backup doo-wop
meaningless syllables in the refrain of a partsong fa la , fal la
(prosody) a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm foot , metrical foot , metrical unit
merging of adjacent sounds or syllables or words fusion
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