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acatalectic

[ ey-kat-l-ek-tik ]
/ eɪˌkæt lˈɛk tɪk /
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adjective
not catalectic; complete.
noun
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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British Dictionary definitions for acatalectic

acatalectic
/ (æˌkætəˈlɛktɪk) prosody /

adjective
having the necessary number of feet or syllables, esp having a complete final foot
noun
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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