adjective see hypercatalexis

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  • Hypercatalectic — Hy per*cat a*lec tic, a. [L. hypercatalecticus, hypercatalectus, Gr. ?: cf. F. hypercatalectique. See {Hyper }, and {Catalectic}.] (Pros.) Having a syllable or two beyond measure; as, a hypercatalectic verse. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hypercatalectic — [hī΄pərkat΄ə lek′tik] adj. [LL hypercatalecticus < Gr hyperkatalēktikos: see HYPER & CATALECTIC] having one or more extra syllables following the last regular measure: said of a line of verse …   English World dictionary

  • hypercatalectic — См. ipercatalèttico …   Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов

  • hypercatalectic — /huy peuhr kat l ek tik/, adj. Pros. (of a line of verse) containing an additional syllable after the last dipody or foot. Cf. acatalectic (def. 2), catalectic. [1695 1705; < LL hypercatalecticus, equiv. to Gk hyperkatálekt(os) + L icus IC; see… …   Universalium

  • hypercatalectic — adjective which has an extra syllable added to the last dipody (foot of a verse) See Also: acatalectic, catalectic …   Wiktionary

  • hypercatalectic — hy·per·catalectic …   English syllables

  • hypercatalectic — hy•per•cat•a•lec•tic [[t]ˌhaɪ pərˌkæt lˈɛk tɪk[/t]] adj. pro (of a line of verse) containing an additional syllable after the last dipody or foot • Etymology: 1695–1705; < LL hypercatalēcticus= Gk hyperkatálēkt(os)+ L icus ic …   From formal English to slang

  • hypercatalectic —   a. having extra syllable(s) at end of verse line.    ♦ hypercatalexis, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • hypercatalectic — I noun (prosody) a line of poetry having an extra syllable or syllables at the end of the last metrical foot • Topics: ↑prosody, ↑metrics • Hypernyms: ↑line of poetry, ↑line of verse II …   Useful english dictionary

  • ὑπερκατάληκτον — ὑπερκατάληκτος hypercatalectic masc/fem acc sg ὑπερκατάληκτος hypercatalectic neut nom/voc/acc sg …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

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