Prosody. rhythmical or metrical stress.
an epileptic seizure.
a stroke, especially a cerebrovascular accident.
- ictic, adjective
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How to use ictus in a sentence
The points which seem to mark the ictus, or rhythmical accent, are found on the first syllable of each of these two feet.The Modes of Ancient Greek Music | David Binning Monro
The metrical accent or ictus was marked in ancient notation by points placed over the accented syllable.The Modes of Ancient Greek Music | David Binning Monro
Havena I missed the chance to turn out as clarissimus an ictus, as auld Grunwiggin himself?The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Volume 2, Illustrated | Sir Walter Scott
O, you mean juris-consultus—ictus is an abbreviation for juris-consultus.The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Volume 2, Illustrated | Sir Walter Scott
Latterly, the underlying metrical ictus is at times hard to detect.
British Dictionary definitions for ictus
prosody metrical or rhythmic stress in verse feet, as contrasted with the stress accent on words
med a sudden attack or stroke
- ictal, adjective
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