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Definition of the noun acatalectic

What does acatalectic mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: acatalectics

  1. (prosody) a line of verse that has the full number of syllables

Definition of the adjective acatalectic

What does acatalectic mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective

  1. (verse) metrically complete; especially having the full number of syllables in the final metrical foot

Alternative definition of the adjective acatalectic

adjective

  1. [prosody] Not defective; complete; as, an 'acatalectic' verse

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for acatalectic

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Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis].

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

The iambic monometer acatalectic contains an iambic metre, or two iambic feet ; as, ...

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

by Abraham Rees

The iambic trimeter acatale&tic, with the iambic dimeter acatalectic; as, Ibis liburnis inter alta ...

Google previewLondon Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)

Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge

The iambic monometer acatalectic contains an iambic metre, or two iambic feet; as, ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (2015)

by Chris Baldick

acatalectic. Possessing the full number of syllables in the final *foot (of a metrical verse line); not *catalectic. Noun: acatalexis. accent .

Google previewDictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory (2012)

by J. A. Cuddon

acatalectic (Gk 'not lacking a syllable in the last foot') It denotes, therefore, a metrical line which is complete. If a line lacks one or more unaccented syllables, it is truncated (see CATALEXIS). If a line contains an extra syllable it is ...

Google previewDictionary of Music and Musicians (1895)

(A.D. 1450-1889) by Sir George Grove, John Alexander Fuller-Maitland

the Verse is called Acatalectic. When the last syllable of the last foot is wanting, it is Catalectic. When two syllables are wanting, or an entire foot, it is Brachycataleetic. When a superfluous long syllable is added on, at the end of the Verse, it is ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Music and Musicians (A.D. 1450-1889) by Eminent Writers, English and Foreign (1880)

With Illustrations and Woodcuts by Sir George Grove

Acatalectic. When the last syllable of the last foot is wanting, it is Catalectic. When two syllables are wanting, or an entire foot, it is Brachycatalectic. When a superfluous long syllable is added on, at the end of the Verse, it is called ...

Google previewA lexicon to Æschylus (1843)

by William Linwood

The lines, according to Butler's arrangement, are an iambic trimeter acatalectic, and an iambic dimeter acatalectic, to which in the antistrophe correspond to izav $' a<f 'EMaeioe alas avvopjXf.voiQ \ □KevBeia T\ rj(riKa.

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of the English Language (1840)

by John Oswald

|Acatalectic, a verse which has the comp number of syllables, without defect or superfluity. - "Collectaneous or collectitious, gathered up together-as notes compiled from various books. - - - - “Dialect, literally, a reading or speaking asunder or ...

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Acatalectic Meaning

Video shows what acatalectic means. Designating a line of verse having the required number of syllables in the last foot.. acatalectic pronunciation. How to ...

Scrabble value of A1C3A1T1A1L1E1C3T1I1C3

The value of this 11-letter word is 17 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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