weak ending


noun Prosody.

a verse ending in which the metrical stress falls on a word or syllable that would not be stressed in natural utterance, as a preposition, the object of which is carried over to the next line.

Nearby words

  1. we've,
  2. wea,
  3. weak,
  4. weak accumulation point,
  5. weak as a kitten,
  6. weak force,
  7. weak interaction,
  8. weak interactions,
  9. weak link,
  10. weak moment, in a

Origin of weak ending

First recorded in 1855–60

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