Definition of


  1. (noun, communication) analysis of verse into metrical patterns

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Alternate forms of Scansion

Derivations: scan

Hypernyms: beat, cadence, measure, meter, metre

Origin of the word Scansion

  1. 1671, "action of marking off of verse in metric feet," from L.L. scansionem (nom. scansio), from L., "act of climbing," from scandere "to climb" (see scan). more

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