Monday, 18 May 2015



1. (prosody) a metrical foot consisting of two long syllables (– –)

(Provenance: from Old French spondée, derived from Latin spondēus, in turn borrowed from Greek spondeios, originally from spondē a ritual libation; from the use of spondee in the music played during such ceremonies)

Carving out words,
Looking for spondees
An elusive concept
For the non-native speaker

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