Definitions for paeonˈpi ən, -ɒn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pae•onˈpi ən, -ɒn(n.)

  1. (in classical prosody) a foot of one long and three short syllables in any order.

    Category: Prosody

Origin of paeon:

1595–1605; < L paeōn < Gk paiṓn; see paean

Wiktionary

  1. paeon(Noun)

    A foot containing any pattern of three short syllables and one long syllable.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Paeon(noun)

    a foot of four syllables, one long and three short, admitting of four combinations, according to the place of the long syllable

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