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Origin of spondee
Words nearby spondee
Example sentences from the Web for spondee
Rather, remarked Spondee, let us fare forward upon this street and see what happens.Pipefuls|Christopher Morley
Now the medium of these is about fourteen syllables; because the dactyle is a more frequent foot in hexameters than the spondee.
The Spondee, a foot of two long syllables, when admitted into the Iambic measure, adds much to the solemnity of the movement.Dissertation on the English Language|Noah Webster, Jr.
Mr. Fabian kneeled like a dactyle: Mr. Jeremiah kneeled like a spondee, or rather like a molossus.The Uncollected Writings of Thomas de Quincey, Vol. 2|Thomas de Quincey
Spondee, who is a critic, is seldom out of this fine man's company.The Tatler, Volume 1, 1899|George A. Aitken