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Adonic

[ uh-don-ik ]
/ əˈdɒn ɪk /
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adjective

Prosody. noting a verse consisting of a dactyl () followed by a spondee () or trochee ().
of or like Adonis.

noun

Prosody. an Adonic verse or line.

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Origin of Adonic

From the Medieval Latin word Adōnicus, dating back to 1670–80. See Adonis, -ic
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  • Adonic verse is a pentasyllable with necessary accents on the first and fourth syllables.

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British Dictionary definitions for Adonic

Adonic
/ (əˈdəʊnɪk) /

adjective

(in classical prosody) of or relating to a verse line consisting of a dactyl (¯˘˘) followed by a spondee (––) or by a trochee (¯˘), thought to have been first used in laments for Adonis
of or relating to Adonis

noun

an Adonic line or verse
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