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hypercatalexis

[hahy-per-kat-l-ek-sis]
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noun, plural hy·per·cat·a·lex·es [hahy-per-kat-l-ek-seez] /ˌhaɪ pərˌkæt lˈɛk siz/. Prosody.
  1. the addition of one or more syllables after the final foot in a line of verse.

Origin of hypercatalexis

First recorded in 1885–1890; see origin at hypercatalectic, -sis
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