spondaic

[ spon-dey-ik ]
/ spɒnˈdeɪ ɪk /
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adjective Prosody.

of or relating to a spondee.
noting or constituting a spondee.
consisting of spondees; characterized by a spondee or spondees.

Nearby words

  1. spokeswoman,
  2. spokewise,
  3. spolia opima,
  4. spoliate,
  5. spoliation,
  6. spondee,
  7. spondulicks,
  8. spondulix,
  9. spondylalgia,
  10. spondylarthritis

Sometimes spon·da·i·cal.

Origin of spondaic

1715–25; < Late Latin spondaicus, metathetic variant of spondīacus < Greek spondeiakós, equivalent to spondeî(os) spondee + -akos, variant of -ikos -ic

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British Dictionary definitions for spondaic

spondaic

/ (spɒnˈdeɪɪk) /

adjective

prosody of, relating to, or consisting of spondees
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