proceleusmatic love

Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A metrical foot consisting of four short syllables.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Inciting; animating; encouraging.
  • adj. Consisting of four short syllables; composed of feet of four short syllables each.
  • n. A foot consisting of four short syllables.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Inciting; animating; encouraging.
  • In prosody, consisting, as a metrical foot, of four short syllables; of or pertaining to feet so constituted.
  • n. In ancient prosody, a foot consisting of four short times or syllables. The proceleusmatic () is tetrasemic and isorrhythmic.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek? (Wiktionary)

Examples

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • The ancient proceleusmatick song, by which the rowers of gallies were animated, may be supposed to have been of this kind.
    —Johnson, Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland, 'Raasay'

    October 24, 2008