greater Ionic
Ionic I*on"ic, n. 1. (Pros.) (a) A foot consisting of four syllables: either two long and two short, -- that is, a spondee and a pyrrhic, in which case it is called the {greater Ionic}; or two short and two long, -- that is, a pyrrhic and a spondee, in which case it is called the {smaller Ionic}. (b) A verse or meter composed or consisting of Ionic feet. [1913 Webster]

2. The Ionic dialect; as, the Homeric Ionic. [1913 Webster]

3. (Print.) Ionic type. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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