hemistich

[ hem-i-stik ]
/ ˈhɛm ɪˌstɪk /

noun Prosody.

the exact or approximate half of a stich, or poetic verse or line, especially as divided by a caesura or the like.
an incomplete line, or a line of less than the usual length.

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Origin of hemistich

1565–75; <Late Latin hēmistichium<Greek hēmistíchion a half-verse. See hemi-, stich1

OTHER WORDS FROM hemistich

he·mis·ti·chal [huh-mis-ti-kuhl, hem-i-stik-uhl], /həˈmɪs tɪ kəl, ˈhɛm ɪˌstɪk əl/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hemistich

hemistich
/ (ˈhɛmɪˌstɪk) /

noun

prosody a half line of verse
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