hypercatalectic

[hahy-per-kat-l-ek-tik]

Origin of hypercatalectic

1695–1705; < Late Latin hypercatalēcticus, equivalent to Greek hyperkatálēkt(os) + Latin -icus -ic; see hyper-, catalectic
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British Dictionary definitions for hypercatalectic

hypercatalectic

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