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dactylic

[ dak-til-ik ]
/ dækˈtɪl ɪk /
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adjective
of, containing, or characterized by dactyls: dactylic hexameter; a dactylic line.
of a dactyl.
noun
a dactylic verse.
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Origin of dactylic

1580–90; <Latin dactylicus<Greek daktylikós.See dactyl, -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM dactylic

dac·tyl·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for dactylic

dactylic
/ (dækˈtɪlɪk) /

adjective
of, relating to, or having a dactyldactylic verse
noun
a variant of dactyl (def. 1)

Derived forms of dactylic

dactylically, adverb
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