prosody

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pros·o·dy

(proz'ŏ-dē),
The varying rhythm, intensity, and frequency of speech that are interpreted as stress or intonation that aid meaning transmission.

pros·o·dy

(proz'ŏ-dē)
The varying rhythm, stress, and frequency of speech that aids meaning transmission.

prosody

(prŏs′ă-dē) [L. prosodia, accent of a syllable]
The normal rhythm, melody, and articulation of speech.
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Researchers have also examined semantic prosodies cross-linguistically (Sardinha, 2000; Tognini-Bonelli, 2001; Xiao & McEnery, 2006).
Regarding English-English dictionaries, Partington (1998) examined the semantic prosodies of set in, peddle, and dealings.
Ji and Wu (2000) examined the semantic prosodies of set in, rife, and propaganda in three modern English-Chinese dictionaries.
For example, India, in particular, uses traditional instruments heavily, and music is reproduced with unique prosodies, generating a variety of music cultures each unique to its region.
In addition to standard prosodies, Oki added a function that can reproduce prosodies unique to each region.
Dana Gioia goes further, to suggest that Wallace's elimination of accentual prosodies is "hopelessly wrong" (80).