- a dactylic verse.
Origin of dactylic
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Examples from the Web for dactylic
In dactylic hexameter how many of these feet are there in a line?The Chautauquan, Vol. III, January 1883
The Chautauquan Literary and Scientific Circle
The metre of the song is dactylic; the accents being on the 1st, 4th, 7th, and 10th syllables.The Lady of the Lake
Sir Walter Scott
That is, if he ever was an infant, and called for his bottle in dactylic hexameter.Winning His "W"
Everett Titsworth Tomlinson
Dactylic lines are not common except in the imitations of the classical hexameter.The Principles of English Versification
Paull Franklin Baum
Young gentlemen, there's a capital start on a fine, sonorous line, dactylic hexameter.From School to Battle-field
- of, relating to, or having a dactyldactylic verse
- a variant of dactyl (def. 1)
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Word Origin and History for dactylic
1580s, from Latin dactylicus, from Greek daktylikos, from daktylos "pertaining to a dactyl" (see dactyl).
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