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hypercatalectic

[ hahy-per-kat-l-ek-tik ]
/ ˌhaɪ pərˌkæt lˈɛk tɪk /
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adjective Prosody.
(of a line of verse) containing an additional syllable after the last dipody or foot.Compare acatalectic (def. 2), catalectic.
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Origin of hypercatalectic

1695–1705; <Late Latin hypercatalēcticus, equivalent to Greek hyperkatálēkt(os) + Latin -icus-ic; see hyper-, catalectic
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How to use hypercatalectic in a sentence

  • The rhythm of the lines is marked, the effect upon the ear being quite like that of English iambic pentameters hypercatalectic.

    Frdric Mistral|Charles Alfred Downer

British Dictionary definitions for hypercatalectic

hypercatalectic
/ (ˌhaɪpəˌkætəˈlɛktɪk) /

adjective
prosody (of a line of verse) having extra syllables after the last foot
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