Adonic verse
Adonic A*don"ic, a. [F. adonique: cf. L. Adonius.] Relating to Adonis, famed for his beauty. -- n. An Adonic verse. [1913 Webster]

{Adonic verse}, a verse consisting of a dactyl and spondee (-- [crescent] [crescent] | -- --). [1913 Webster] ||


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  • Adonic — A*don ic, a. [F. adonique: cf. L. Adonius.] Relating to Adonis, famed for his beauty. n. An Adonic verse. [1913 Webster] {Adonic verse}, a verse consisting of a dactyl and spondee ( [crescent] [crescent] | ). [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Adonic — /euh don ik/, adj. 1. Pros. noting a verse consisting of a dactyl followed by a spondee or trochee. 2. of or like Adonis. n. 3. Pros. an Adonic verse or line. [1670 80; < ML Adonicus. See ADONIS, IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • Adonic — /əˈdoʊnɪk/ (say uh dohnik) adjective 1. denoting a verse consisting of a dactyl ( ¯  ˘ ˘) followed by a spondee ( ¯ ¯ ) or trochee ( ¯  ˘). 2. of an Adonis. –noun 3. an Adonic verse or line. {Medieval Latin adōnicus} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Adonic — I noun a verse line with a dactyl followed by a spondee or trochee; supposedly used in laments by Adonis • Syn: ↑Adonic line • Hypernyms: ↑verse, ↑verse line II adjective 1. or relating to or like Adonis …   Useful english dictionary

  • verse line — noun a line of metrical text • Syn: ↑verse • Derivationally related forms: ↑verse (for: ↑verse), ↑versify (for: ↑verse) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Adonic line — noun a verse line with a dactyl followed by a spondee or trochee; supposedly used in laments by Adonis • Syn: ↑Adonic • Hypernyms: ↑verse, ↑verse line …   Useful english dictionary

  • prosody — prosodic /preuh sod ik/, prosodical, adj. /pros euh dee/, n. 1. the science or study of poetic meters and versification. 2. a particular or distinctive system of metrics and versification: Milton s prosody. 3. Ling. the stress and intonation… …   Universalium

  • Meter (poetry) — In poetry, meter (metre in British English) is the basic rhythmic structure of a verse or lines in verse. Many traditional verse forms prescribe a specific verse meter, or a certain set of meters alternating in a particular order. The study of… …   Wikipedia

  • Sapphic stanza — The Sapphic stanza, named after Sappho, is an Aeolic verse form spanning four lines (more properly three, in the poetry of Sappho and Alcaeus, where there is no word end before the final Adonean). The form is two hendecasyllabic verses, and a… …   Wikipedia

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