a narrative of short-story length that makes no effort to follow a plot and ignores structural conventions, character motivations, and the like.
importance attached to a thing: to lay stress upon good manners. Synonyms: significance, meaning, emphasis, consequence; weight, value, worth. Phonetics. emphasis in the form of prominent relative loudness of a syllable or a word as a result of special effort in utterance. Prosody. accent or emphasis on syllables in a metrical pattern; beat. emphasis in […]
to deal a blow or stroke to (a person or thing), as with the fist, a weapon, or a hammer; hit. to inflict, deliver, or deal (a blow, stroke, attack, etc.). to drive so as to cause impact: to strike the hands together. to thrust forcibly: Brutus struck a dagger into the dying Caesar. to […]
a person or thing that . a worker who is on . . the clapper in a clock that the hours or rings an alarm. U.S. Army. a private who acts as a voluntary paid servant to a commissioned officer. U.S. Navy. an enlisted person in training for a specific technical rating. a person who […]
the part of an ancient Greek choral ode answering a previous strophe, sung by the chorus when returning from left to right. the movement performed by the chorus while singing an antistrophe. Prosody. the second of two metrically corresponding systems in a poem. Compare (def 3). Historical Examples A deliberate contrast seems to be made […]