hypercatalexis

[ hahy-per-kat-l-ek-sis ]
/ ˌhaɪ pərˌkæt lˈɛk sɪs /

noun, plural hy·per·cat·a·lex·es [hahy-per-kat-l-ek-seez] /ˌhaɪ pərˌkæt lˈɛk siz/. Prosody.

the addition of one or more syllables after the final foot in a line of verse.

Nearby words

  1. hyperboreans,
  2. hypercalcemia,
  3. hypercalciuria,
  4. hypercapnia,
  5. hypercatalectic,
  6. hypercementosis,
  7. hypercharge,
  8. hyperchloremia,
  9. hyperchlorhydria,
  10. hypercholesterolaemia

Origin of hypercatalexis

First recorded in 1885–1890; see origin at hypercatalectic, -sis

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