Scansion



noun, Prosody.
1.
the metrical analysis of verse. The usual marks for scansion are ˘ for a short or unaccented syllable, ¯ or · for a long or accented syllable, ^ for a rest, | for a foot division, and ‖ for a caesura or pause.
noun
1.
the analysis of the metrical structure of verse See quantity (sense 7), stress (sense 4)

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    adjective, scanter, scantest. 1. barely sufficient in amount or quantity; not abundant; almost inadequate: to do scant justice. 2. limited; meager; not large: a scant amount. 3. barely amounting to as much as indicated: a scant two hours; a scant cupful. 4. having an inadequate or limited supply (usually followed by of): scant of breath. […]



  • Scanted

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  • Scanter

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