Meaning of prosody

pros•o•dy

Pronunciation: (pros'u-dē), [key]
— n.
  1. the science or study of poetic meters and versification.
  2. a particular or distinctive system of metrics and versification: Milton's prosody.
  3. the stress and intonation patterns of an utterance.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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