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feminine ending


noun

Prosody. an unaccented syllable at the close of a line of poetry, often one that is added to the metrical pattern as an extra syllable.
Grammar. a termination or final syllable marking a feminine word: In Latin is a feminine ending for the ablative case in the singular.

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femicide, feminacy, femineity, feminine, feminine caesura, feminine ending, feminine rhyme, femininity, femininity complex, feminism, feminist

Origin of feminine ending

First recorded in 1890–95
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British Dictionary definitions for feminine ending

feminine ending


noun

prosody an unstressed syllable at the end of a line of verse
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