Definition of proceleusmatic in English:

proceleusmatic

noun

Prosody
  • A metrical foot of four short syllables.

Pronunciation

proceleusmatic

/ˌprɒsɪljuːzˈmatɪk/ /ˌprɒsɪljuːsˈmatɪk/

adjective

Prosody
  • Relating to or designating a proceleusmatic; (of a word) consisting of four short syllables.

Pronunciation

proceleusmatic

/ˌprɒsɪljuːzˈmatɪk/ /ˌprɒsɪljuːsˈmatɪk/

Origin

Early 18th century. From classical Latin proceleusmaticus, designating a metrical foot of four short syllables, (noun) foot of four short syllables from Hellenistic Greek προκελευσματικός, designating a metrical foot of four short syllables, (noun) foot of four short syllables from ancient Greek προ- + κέλευσματ-, κέλευσμα (also κέλευμα) celeusma + -ικός, after Hellenistic Greek προκελεύειν to give orders beforehand.