[ ey-kat-l-ek-tik ]
/ eɪˌkæt lˈɛk tɪk /
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not catalectic; complete.
a verse having the complete number of syllables in the last foot.
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Words nearby acatalectic
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Example sentences from the Web for acatalectic
Acatalectic, a-kat-a-lek′tik, adj. having the complete number of syllables as a verse: without defect.
Corresponding short trochaic lines result from the acatalectic trochaic tetrameter broken by leonine or inserted rhyme.A History of English Versification|Jakob Schipper
British Dictionary definitions for acatalectic
/ (æˌkætəˈlɛktɪk) prosody /
having the necessary number of feet or syllables, esp having a complete final foot
a verse having the full number of syllables
Word Origin for acatalectic
C16: via Late Latin from Greek akatalēktikos. See a- 1, catalectic
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