dactylic

[ dak-til-ik ]
/ dækˈtɪl ɪk /

adjective

of, containing, or characterized by dactyls: dactylic hexameter; a dactylic line.
of a dactyl.

noun

a dactylic verse.

Origin of dactylic

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

Related forms

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

dactylically, adverb
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