Prosody

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Prosody (from the Greek, "prosösida": song or sung to music.)

1. The theory or practice of versification, poetry, the branch of knowledge that deals with the forms of metrical composition (poems and lyrics.)
2. Correct pronunciation or the study of pronunciation.

Source: Brown, Lesley (Editor-in-Chief), Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles – Sixth Edition. Volume 2, N-Z, Page 2375. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2007.

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