Dictionary.com

dactylic

[ dak-til-ik ]
/ dækˈtɪl ɪk /
Save This Word!

Definition of dactylic

adjective
of, containing, or characterized by dactyls: dactylic hexameter; a dactylic line.
of a dactyl.
noun
a dactylic verse.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of dactylic

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

OTHER WORDS FROM dactylic

dac·tyl·i·cal·ly, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use dactylic in a sentence

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK