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Word of the Day 06/23/21 Proceleusmatic

June 23, 2021

Proceleusmatic (adjective, noun)
proceleusmatic [ pros-uh-loos-mat-ik, proh-suh- ]


adjective
1. inciting, animating, or inspiring.
2. Prosody.
a. noting a metrical foot of four short syllables.
b. pertaining to or consisting of feet of this kind.

noun
3. Prosody. a proceleusmatic foot.

Origin: 1700–10; < Late Latin proceleusmaticus < Greek prokeleusmatikós literally, calling for incitement, equivalent to pro-pro- + keleusmat- (stem of kéleusma summons, derivative of keleúein to rouse to action) + -ikos-ic

HOW TO USE PROCELEUSMATIC IN A SENTENCE
The proceleusmatic foot, or four short syllables, instead of the dactyl; scen.
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