- 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 -ā is a feminine ending for the ablative case in the singular.
Origin of feminine ending
First recorded in 1890–95
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- prosody an unstressed syllable at the end of a line of verse