Definition of proceleusmatic in English:

proceleusmatic

noun

  • Prosody. A metrical foot of four short syllables.

adjective

  • Prosody. Relating to or designating a proceleusmatic; (of a word) consisting of four short syllables.

Origin

Early 18th century. From classical Latin proceleusmaticus, designating a metrical foot of four short syllables, (noun) foot of four short syllables from Hellenistic Greek προκελευσματικός, designating a metrical foot of four short syllables, (noun) foot of four short syllables from ancient Greek προ- + κέλευσματ-, κέλευσμα (also κέλευμα) celeusma + -ικός, after Hellenistic Greek προκελεύειν to give orders beforehand.

Pronunciation

proceleusmatic

/ˌprɒsɪljuːzˈmatɪk//ˌprɒsɪljuːsˈmatɪk/