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Prosody – quality of speech intonation exhibited by healthy people in safe environments. Characterized by varying pitch, varying loudness, flowing timing, and resonant vocal tone; important for communicating emotional information. Highly prosodic speech described as lilting or song-like. Un-prosodic speech sounds flat, monotone, and emotionless.

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