Part of speech:
A stroke; a blow.
A single uninterrupted movement, especially when repeated or in a back-and-forth motion:
Highlight is defined as to emphasize something.
A metrical foot consisting, in Greek and Latin verse, of one long syllable between two short ones, or, in English verse, of one accented syllable between two unaccented ones (Ex.: | ĕxplósiŏn |)
(Astron.) Any of the luminous clouds of solar gas arching from the chromosphere into the much hotter corona: best seen at the edge of the sun, as during an eclipse
A change in stress, pitch, loudness, or tone of the voice; an inflection of the voice.
The international standard unit of length, approximately equivalent to 39.37 inches. It was redefined in 1983 as the distance traveled by light in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 of a second.
A diacritical mark
A graphic representation of the way a word is spoken, using phonetic symbols.
Manner of pronunciation
An inflectional element, as those bound forms used in English to form the plural and possessive case of nouns (ships, ship's) and the past tense and third person singular, present indicative, of verbs (he shipped, he ships)
A speech sound, especially a consonant.
A language considered as part of a larger family of languages or a linguistic branch. Not in scientific use:
A strongly nasal tone of voice, especially as a peculiarity of certain regional dialects.
The definition of a drawl is a way of speaking with draw-out vowels.
A rough edge or area remaining on material, such as metal, after it has been cast, cut, or drilled.
To pronounce or mark with an accent or stress
To put stress, pressure, or strain on
Personal status; standing:
The definition of tonic is producing good muscle tone, or stimulating.
A written or printed symbol used for punctuation; a punctuation mark.
Rhythm is a recurring movement of sound or speech.
(Chess, plural: tempos) a move which is part of one's own plan or strategy and forces, e.g. by means of a check or attacking a piece, the opponent to make a move which is not bad but of no use for him (the player gains a tempo, the opponent loses a tempo), or equivalently a player achieves the same result in fewer moves by one approach rather than another.
(Music) A sound that is distinct and identifiable by its regularity of vibration, or constant pitch (as distinguished from a noise), and that may be put into harmonic relation with other such sounds
(Intransitive) To be raised up; to grow larger.
To cause to become greater in size, amount, degree, etc.; add to; augment
To be resolute or firm in a demand or course:
To speak with a singing tone or with a particular intonation.
The rhythmic expansion and contraction of the arteries as blood is pumped through them by the heart. The pulse can be felt at several parts of the body, as over the carotid and radial arteries.
To make or become sharp or sharper
Underscore is to emphasize something or to underline something.
To reduce to a minimum; decrease to the least possible amount, degree, etc.
Feature is defined as to give or bring special attention to someone or something.
To print in italic type.
To accord emphasis to
Special weight placed upon something considered important
A phrase, construction, or expression that is recognized as a unit in the usage of a given language and either differs from the usual syntactic patterns or has a meaning that differs from the literal meaning of its parts taken together (Ex.: not a word did she say; she heard it straight from the horse's mouth)
To occur or interrupt periodically:
Characterized by or composed in either of these meters.
A trisyllabic metrical foot having an unaccented or short syllable between two accented or long syllables, as in Peter Pan.
In English poetry, a prosodic unit consisting usually of two iambs or two trochees and scanned as containing one primary and one secondary stress.
The prolongation of a tone, chord, or rest beyond its indicated time value.
A line of verse containing six metrical feet or measures; specif., the six-foot dactylic line of classical verse, the first four feet of which may be either dactyls or spondees, the fifth a dactyl, and the sixth a spondee or trochee
(By extension) sphere of influence
In quantitative verse, a foot of one long syllable and three short syllables occurring in any order.
A notational sign, especially the sign marking the beginning or the end of a repeat.
A set of four metrical feet
Verse consisting of trimeters
A metrical foot consisting of a stressed syllable followed by an unstressed syllable, as in season.
Excessive fat; corpulence:
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