Meaning of scansion
Pronunciation: (skan'shun), [key]
— n. Pros.
- the metrical analysis of verse. The usual marks for scansion are ˘ for a short or unaccented syllable, ¯ or &prim; for a long or accented syllable, ˆ for a rest, | for a foot division, and ∥ for a caesura or pause.
- scansion (Thesaurus)