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adjective Prosody.
  1. of or relating to a spondee.
  2. noting or constituting a spondee.
  3. consisting of spondees; characterized by a spondee or spondees.
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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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  1. prosody of, relating to, or consisting of spondees
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