Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In anc. orthoëpy and prosody: The pronunciation of a vowel as long.
- n. The lengthening or protraction of a vowel usually short. See diastole.
- n. In ancient rhetoric: The use of a long vowel or syllable in a part of a clause or sentence where it will produce a special rhythmical effect.
- n. The use of a form of word longer than that commonly employed. This is generally called paragoge.
- n. dilatation: for example, bronchiectasis, which refers to a pathologic dilatation of the bronchi of the lung.
- n. The lengthening of a syllable from short to long.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Pros.) The lengthening of a syllable from short to long.
- n. dilatation or distension of a hollow organ
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