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hexastich

[ hek-suh-stik ]

noun

, Prosody.
  1. a strophe, stanza, or poem consisting of six lines.


hexastich

/ ˈhɛksəˌstɪk; hɛkˈsæstɪˌkɒn /

noun

  1. prosody a poem, stanza, or strophe that consists of six lines


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Derived Forms

  • ˌhexaˈstichic, adjective

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Other Words From

  • hex·a·stich·ic [hek-s, uh, -, stik, -ik], adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of hexastich1

First recorded in 1605–15; shortened form of hexastichon

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