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hexastich

[ hek-suh-stik ]
/ ˈhɛk səˌstɪk /
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noun Prosody.
a strophe, stanza, or poem consisting of six lines.
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Origin of hexastich

First recorded in 1605–15; shortened form of hexastichon

OTHER WORDS FROM hexastich

hex·a·stich·ic [hek-suh-stik-ik], /ˌhɛk səˈstɪk ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hexastich

hexastich

hexastichon (hɛkˈsæstɪˌkɒn)

/ (ˈhɛksəˌstɪk) /

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

Derived forms of hexastich

hexastichic, adjective
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