metrical unit

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(prosody) a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm

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This syllable is most commonly inserted once in a line, and is located at the end of a metrical unit, typically in instances where the preceding word, or combination of words, constitutes four syllables or less.
Vocables as melodic carriers over whole metrical unit: In several instances, a vocable or set of vocables encompasses an entire metrical unit, either as the first half of a text line:
The basic rhythmic structure of this song is as follows (each metrical unit is a 3/4 bar, with each line composed of two 3/4 bars):
Matching of words to metrical units in David Minyimak's 314 songs: In the set of songs just discussed, there is also considerable regularity in matching of words to the 3/4 metrical unit, as outlined in Table 6.
Note that all settings favour shorter notes at the beginning of the metrical unit and longer notes at the end of the metrical unit.
Similar patterns emerge for 9/8 songs, with the metrical unit of three clap-stick beats corresponding to fairly predictable rhythmic settings of a word (or sometimes, with words of two or three syllables, to two words).
New data capture methods, and data streams will be needed based on RFID tracking to offer a glimpse into the next level of new RFID metrics and metrical units described.
The logistics threads of DOD supply chains will produce a new set of metrics and a new view of metrical units.
We will use the prosodic and metrical terms interchangeably, but the metrical units are to be understood as dependent on the phonological ones.
The main surface cue for catalexis is an odd number of metrical units on the surface, but this can only be achieved if distinctive violation of binarity constraints happens once per line.