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acatalectic

[ey-kat-l-ek-tik]Prosody
adjective
  1. not catalectic; complete.
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noun
  1. a verse having the complete number of syllables in the last foot.
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Origin of acatalectic

From the Late Latin word acatalēcticus, dating back to 1580–90. See a-6, catalectic
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Historical Examples of acatalectic

  • Acatalectic, a-kat-a-lek′tik, adj. having the complete number of syllables as a verse: without defect.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)

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  • Corresponding short trochaic lines result from the acatalectic trochaic tetrameter broken by leonine or inserted rhyme.


British Dictionary definitions for acatalectic

acatalectic

adjective
  1. having the necessary number of feet or syllables, esp having a complete final foot
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noun
  1. a verse having the full number of syllables
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Word Origin for acatalectic

C16: via Late Latin from Greek akatalēktikos. See a- 1, catalectic
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