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Origin of dactyl
Definition for dactyl (2 of 3)
noun, plural Dac·tyls, Dac·tyl·i [dak-ti-lahy]. /ˈdæk tɪˌlaɪ/. Classical Mythology.
Origin of Dactyl
Definition for dactyl (3 of 3)
Example sentences from the Web for dactyl
A Dactyl is a three-syllable foot accented on the first syllable.English: Composition and Literature|W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
It will be noted that the dactyl is very closely related in expression to the trochee, and the anapest to the iambic.Browning and the Dramatic Monologue|S. S. Curry
The proceleusmatic foot, or four short syllables, instead of the dactyl; scen.
This foot, consisting of one accented syllable, followed by two unaccented syllables, is called a dactyl.Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism|F. V. N. Painter
The Dactyl, a foot of three syllables, the first long and the two last short, is used principally in the first place in the line.Dissertation on the English Language|Noah Webster, Jr.