noun, plural ic·tus·es, ic·tus.
- an epileptic seizure.
- a stroke, especially a cerebrovascular accident.
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Origin of ictus
OTHER WORDS FROM ictusictic, adjective
Words nearby ictus
Example sentences from the Web for ictus
The points which seem to mark the ictus, or rhythmical accent, are found on the first syllable of each of these two feet.
The metrical accent or ictus was marked in ancient notation by points placed over the accented syllable.
Havena I missed the chance to turn out as clarissimus an ictus, as auld Grunwiggin himself?
O, you mean juris-consultus—Ictus is an abbreviation for juris-consultus.
Latterly, the underlying metrical ictus is at times hard to detect.