how to pronounce prosody


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the above transcription of prosody is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

prosody is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of prosody in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… I mean we work on speech prosody so …”

meanings of prosody


  1. The study of poetic meter; the patterns of sounds and rhythms in verse.
  2. The study of rhythm, intonation, stress, and related attributes in speech.

prosody frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word prosody occurs in english on average 0.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics prosody can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that prosody can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

2) leisure and entertainment;

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