- Prosody. noting a verse consisting of a dactyl () followed by a spondee () or trochee ().
- of or like Adonis.
- Prosody. an Adonic verse or line.
Origin of Adonic
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Adonic verse is a pentasyllable with necessary accents on the first and fourth syllables.Legends, Tales and Poems
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- (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
- an Adonic line or verse
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