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Definition of the noun alexandrine

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noun - plural:

  • alexandrine: alexandrines
  • Alexandrine: Alexandrines

  1. (prosody) a line of verse that has six iambic feet

Alternative definition of the noun alexandrine


  1. A line of poetic meter having twelve syllables, usually divided into two or three equal parts.
  2. An Alexandrine parrot or parakeet.


  1. Alexandrine is a fictional character from the 1971 film Mon oncle Antoine.
  2. Alexandrine is a fictional character from the 1993 film Mazeppa.

There are other characters with in their name, like Alexandrine Zola.


"Alexandrine" is a musical album of GRICE.

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Google previewPoetry Kaleidoscope (2014)

by Nicolae Sfetcu

An alexandrine is a line of poetic meter. Alexandrines are common in the German literature of the Baroque period and in French poetry of the early modern and modern periods and much less common in English poetry, which more frequently ...

Google previewThe Art of Translation (2011)

by Ji?í Levý

The alexandrine is the typical verse form in poetry translation. The French syllabic alexandrine is a 12- or 13-syllable verse form with a caesura, in which the line and the half-line end in the stressed syllable of a word.

Google previewThe Handbook of Linguistics (2003)

by Mark Aronoff, Janie Rees-Miller

Meters can also count other kinds of phonological constituent; thus the French alexandrine is a meter which counts syllables (12 in the line), and it is possible that the Old English poem Beowulf is governed by a meter which counts ...


It would be sufficient to state, in answer to this silly and groundless conlidcnce, that these examples are wholly beside the purpose of the present dispute ; as the Alexandrine is a MS. sui generis, as having a mixed text, the Gospels following a ...

Google previewThe Art of the Actor (2005)

The Essential History of Acting, from Classical Times to the Present Day by Jean Benedetti

The alexandrine is a line of twelve or thirteen syllables. They are joined in rhyming couplets which alternate between so-called masculine and feminine endings. The masculine ending is a single vowel, the feminine ending is an unstressed 'e'.

Google previewActing One / Acting Two (2016)

by CTI Reviews

An alexandrine is a line of poetic meter comprising 12 syllables. Alexandrines are common in the German literature of the Baroque period and in French poetry of the early modern and modern periods. Drama in English often used ...

Google previewThe Worlds of Johann Sebastian Bach (2009)

by Raymond Erickson

The alexandrine is a verse type consisting of twelve syllables (or thirteen if the ending is feminine) with a caesura after the sixth syllable. The “German alexandrine,” established by Martin Opitz, Buch von der deutschen Poeterey ( 1624), lacked ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (2015)

by Chris Baldick

alexandrine. (alexandrin) A verse line of twelve syllables adopted by poets since the 16th century as the standard verse form of French poetry, especially dramatic and narrative. It was first used in 12thcentury *chansons de geste, and probably ...

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of Ancient Mediterranean Religions (2015)

by Eric Orlin

Alexandrine Liturgy promoted themselves as patrons of Greek culture. The city thus became a center of Greek learning through two key institutions, the Library and the Museum, one a groundbreaking collection of books, the other a community ...

Google previewDictionary of Gems and Gemology (2013)

by Mohsen Manutchehr-Danai

alexandrine sapphire; a sapphire in daylight...

alexandrine; a misleading term for synthetic alexandrite-like sapphire, which changes ...

Google previewThe Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (2012)

Fourth Edition by Stephen Cushman, Clare Cavanagh, Jahan Ramazani, Paul Rouzer

Considered to be less noble than the more common ten—syllable line, the alexandrine was associated primarily with popular poetry. In 1572, Pierre de Ronsard wrote in the preface to the Franciade, “It would have been much easier to write ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Stylistics (2014)

by Katie Wales

alexandrine. A six-BEAT line or hexameter introduced into English poetry in the sixteenth century after French models, but never accepted as a regular structural form like the four-beat line (tetrameter) or five-beat line (pentameter), probably ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Animals (2004)

A Complete Visual Guide by Fred Cooke

FACT FILE Alexandrine parakeet This turd normally nests in holes it gnaws in trees, or in naturally occurring hollows, or even in chimneys. It lives in small groups that ...

Google previewDictionary of Literature in English (2002)

by Neil King, Sarah King

alienation effect A needless Alexandrine ends the song That like a wounded snake drags its slow length along The alexandrine after the pentameter makes the point, but Pope cheats a litde by using monosyllabic words, which often create a ...

Google previewOur Sunday Visitor's Catholic Encyclopedia (1998)

by Peter M. J. Stravinskas, Russell B. Shaw

Alexandrine Liturgy • In the patristic era, the Western liturgy had several major centers in addition to Rome. Among these was North Africa whose liturgy is often termed "Alexandrine." Various documents attest to the existence in the fifth century ...

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Small photo of Kramer Alexandrine parrot (Psittacula krameri) or Indian ringed parrot sitting on the branch of tree isolated on white. Also known as the ring-necked parakeetSmall photo of Kramer Alexandrine parrot bird (Psittacula krameri) sitting on the branch of tree isolated on white background. Also known as the ring-necked parakeetSmall photo of Little child (girl age 5-6) looks at Alexandrine Parrot native to India and South East Asia.Small photo of Little child (girl age 5-6) fLittle child feeds a Alexandrine Parrot native to India and South East Asia.Small photo of Alexandrine parrot, IndiaSmall photo of Alexandrine ParrotSmall photo of Large Alexandrine Theatre in Saint Petersburg, Russia- night view More...

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Scrabble value of A1L1E1X8A1N1D2R1I1N1E1

The value of this 11-letter word is 19 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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