Alexandrine

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[ al-ig-zan-drin, -dreen, -zahn- ]
/ ˌæl ɪgˈzæn drɪn, -drin, -ˈzɑn- /
Prosody

noun

(often lowercase) a verse or line of poetry of twelve syllables.

adjective

(often lowercase) of or relating to such a verse or line.

Origin of Alexandrine

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1580–90; < Middle French alexandrin, after Alexandre, from the use of this meter in an Old French poem on Alexander the Great; see -ine1

Definition for alexandrine (2 of 2)

Alexandrine

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[ al-ig-zan-drin, -dreen, -zahn- ]
/ ˌæl ɪgˈzæn drɪn, -drin, -ˈzɑn- /

adjective

of or relating to Alexandria, Egypt.

Origin of Alexandrine

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First recorded in 1490–1500; Alexandr(ia) + -ine1
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Alexandrine

/ (ˌælɪɡˈzændraɪn, -drɪn, -ˈzɑːn-) prosody /

noun

a line of verse having six iambic feet, usually with a caesura after the third foot

adjective

of, characterized by, or written in Alexandrines

Word Origin for Alexandrine

C16: from French alexandrin, from Alexandre, title of 15th-century poem written in this metre
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