Origin of dactylic
Examples from the Web for dactylic
This proportion is broken in the relation of the primary interval to the unit group in the dactylic rhythm form.
A great variety of verses is used in the epitaphs, but the dactylic hexameter and the elegiac are the favorites.The Common People of Ancient Rome|Frank Frost Abbott
This may occur when the accent is on the first syllable of a foot; that is, when the foot is trochaic or dactylic.English: Composition and Literature|W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
Dactylic verse would have a regular recurrence of an accented syllable followed by two unaccented syllables, etc.Legends, Tales and Poems|Gustavo Adolfo Becquer
But, in his expressed aversion for trochaic and dactylic measures, is he not merely recording his own inability to handle them?Figures of Several Centuries|Arthur Symons
1580s, from Latin dactylicus, from Greek daktylikos, from daktylos "pertaining to a dactyl" (see dactyl).