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Definition of the noun adonic
What does adonic mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: -
- 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?
- or relating to or like Adonis
- lexical domain: Relational Adjectives (pertainyms)
- having a rhythm consisting of a dactyl followed by a spondee or a trochee
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Encyclopaedia perthensis, or, Universal dictionary of the arts, sciences, literature, etc. : intended to supersede the use of other books of reference (1816)
were still observed at Alexandria in the time of St ADONIC, in Poetry, a short kind cf verse, Cyril ; and at Antioch in that of Julian the Apos- consisting of a dactylus and a spondeus, or a tro- tate, who happened to ...
by Merriam-Webster, Inc
Adonic \D -'dan-ik\ ...
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 ...
The Imperial Dictionary (1863)
English, Technological, and Scientific by John Ogilvie
ADONIC, a. Adonic verse, a short verse, in which the ...
The popular encyclopedia; or, 'Conversations Lexicon': [ed. by A. Whitelaw from the Encyclopedia Americana]. (1874)
Adonic. The Adonic verse consists of a dactyl and a spondee or trochee, e.g. riri javgutfla ; and, on account of its animated movement, is adapted to gay and lively poetry. Long poems, however, would become monotonous if written entirely in a ...
Encyclopaedia Americana : a popular dictionary of arts, sciences, literature, history, politics, and biography, brought down to the present time (1836)
Adonic. The Adonic verse consists of a dactyle and a spondee or trochee, e. g. rarft joventos ; and, on account of its animated movement, is adapted to gay and lively poetry. Long poems, however, would become monotonous if written entirely ...
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.
The Cyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature. - London, Longman, Hurst (usw.) 1819-20 (1819)
by Abraham Rees
The trochaic dactylic; os which the first division is a trochaic penthemimer; that is, in the first place there is a trochee, in the second a spondee or dactyl, with an additional syllable; and the second part is an adonic ; as, s; qu'is l Arctsl-l-ri 1] ...
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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 ...
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