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galliambic

/ (ˌɡælɪˈæmbɪk) prosody /

adjective

of or relating to a metre consisting of four lesser Ionics, used by Callimachus and Catullus and imitated by Tennyson in Boadicea

noun

a verse in this metre

Nearby words

galleywest, gallfly, galli-curci, galli-curci, amelita, gallia, galliambic, galliano, galliard, gallic, gallic acid, gallican

Word Origin for galliambic

C19: from Latin galliambus song of the Galli (priests of Cybele)
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