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Definition of the noun adonic

What does adonic mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: -

  1. a verse line with a dactyl followed by a spondee or trochee; supposedly used in laments by Adonis

Definition of the adjective adonic

What does adonic mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. or relating to or like Adonis
  2. having a rhythm consisting of a dactyl followed by a spondee or a trochee

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Google previewDictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory (2012)

by J. A. Cuddon

adonic Aline consisting of a dactyl (q.v.) followed by a spondee (q.v.). The fourth and last line of the ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature (1995)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

Adonic \D -'dan-ik\ ...

Google previewA New and Complete Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (1764)

and aftrr every three fspphic verfes, there is generally fubjoined an adonic verfe, as Sobriuj aula. See the article ADONIC. SAPINDUS, the SOAPBERRY-TREE, in botany, a plant of the oftandria dieynia clafs, the ...

Google previewThe New International Encyclopaedia (1915)

by Frank Moore Colby, Talcott Williams

Adonic: iroTi'ia. terruit urbem II. TBIPODIES Pherecratics. These are called First or Second Pherecratic, according to the foot in which the cyclic dactyl is used. 2.

Google previewAn American Dictionary of the English Language (1846)

by Noah Webster

Adonic perse, a short verse, in which the death of Adonis was bewailed. A- DONIC, n. An Adonic verse. A-DONIS, n. In mythology, the favorite of Venus, said to be the son of Cinyras, king of Cyprus. A-DôNIS. In botany, bird's eye or pheasant's ...

Google previewThe Cyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature (1819)

by Abraham Rees

second a spondee or dactyl, with an additional syllable; and the second part is an adonic; as, Si quis | Åréti-l-ri || sidera | nescit. Cüm ni--mis célé--rés || explicãt | Ortus.-Boët. 8. The iambic daćtylic; of which the first is an iambic penthemimer, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

ADONIC, in Poetry, a short kind of verse, consisting of .a dactylus and a Xpondeus, or a tro- cheus; such as rara juvenlui. It is so named •from Adonis, having been originally used in the Threnæ, or lamentations for that favourite of Venus.

Google previewThe world-wide encyclopedia and gazetteer (1908)

by William Harrison De Puy


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Adonic Meaning

Video shows what Adonic means. Of or pertaining to Adonis.. Very beautiful or handsome, physically perfect.. having a dactyl followed by either a spondee or a ...

Scrabble value of A1D2O1N1I1C3

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