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[pee-uh n, -on] /ˈpi ən, -ɒn/

Classical Prosody. a foot of one long and three short syllables in any order.
(prosody) a metrical foot of four syllables, with one long one and three short ones in any order

metrical foot of one long and three short syllables (in any order), c.1600, from Latin paeon, from Greek paion (see paean). Related: Paeonic.


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