Definition of prosodic in US English:


(also prosodical)


  • See prosody

    • ‘Promising the would-be poet a freedom from formal constraints, the irregular ode, with its lofty manner, prosodic liberty, and intensity of feeling, attracted many writers, most of whom were not equipped for its demands.’
    • ‘To seek to explain certain characteristics and events in a poem, be they linguistic or prosodic, in specific musical terms and procedures is invariably misleading and inconclusive.’
    • ‘Here he explains the prosodic structure of the poem.’
    • ‘The distinction casts light on Coleridge's prosodic jottings in his notebooks, but is not directly germane to the present concern.’
    • ‘In grammar, syntax, and metrical system Japanese shares nothing with English, and if one tries to obey the prosodic principles of Japanese, as some earlier translators did, the result is likely to be both verbose and ludicrous.’