scansion

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin scanscionem, accusative singular of scansiō (the act of climbing), from scandō (I climb).

Noun[edit]

scansion (plural scansions)

  1. The rhythm or meter of a line or verse.
  2. The act of analysing the meter of poetry.

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Noun[edit]

scansion f (plural scansions)

  1. scansion (act or instance of scanning poetry)

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