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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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Prosodically, the poem has consistently neutral, falling intonation; and many words have initial stress and falling stress contours.
Valeria uses 'che' to attract everybody's attention, and although her utterance is related to the situation--they have finished the main course and the host offers something for dessert--the speaker seems to feel that there is a fracture in topic development, and marks this prosodically with High Key.
The more plaintive depopulation poems of the eighteenth century partly failed to get at the Scene of Census prosodically enough, at least in that way, because too nostalgic and subtly rational-melodic in their meters.
What they don't want are entries like the prosodically challenged "Roanoke Rapper," the masked "Roanoke Rassler," or "Agatha, Princess of the Night" (don't ask).
Throughout the record of the events, evaluative comments are spread prosodically.
Traditionally, in French art songs, the 'e muet' of the feminine line ending is set as a syllable; with the result that the line has one more syllable when set to music than it does when analysed prosodically.
Hyman (with a family-internal survey), Inkelas (with evidence for the formal distinction between phonological duplication and morphological doubling via the crosslinguistic properties of reduplications), and Hall and Hildebrandt (with an observation of prosodically noncohering suffixes and compounds as one phonological word in Kyirong Tibetan, properties assumed to be crosslinguistically infrequent).
questions) can be used to implicate various kinds of uncertainty (Ward and Hirschberg), Monica's utterance in line 53 suggests both prosodically and lexically that she is committed to the truthfulness of her own account in contrast with the grandmother's.
In other instances ya seems to be prosodically integrated into the word it appends to:
Generation of synthetic speech with a prosodically appropriate temporal structure is never easy as speech prosody is subject to the influence of many factors, often with complex joint effects.
The data are prosodically annotated by a group of linguists to explore the validity and explanatory power of different accent categories for contrastive and non-contrastive themes in German.
The blinded judge's scores, reported as percentage of prosodically correct responses, were the data used in all statistical analyses.