adjective Date: 1877 marked by a logical or rhetorical pause at the end <
an end-stopped line of verse
— compare run-on

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • end-stopped — [end′stäpt΄] adj. Prosody designating or of a line of verse that ends with a natural syntactic pause, usually indicated by a mark of punctuation: cf. ENJAMBMENT, RUN ON (adj. 2) …   English World dictionary

  • end-stopped — end′ stopped adj. pro (of a line of verse) ending coterminously with a syntactic and logical unit • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

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  • end-stopped — /end stopt /, adj. Pros. (of a line of verse) ending at the end of a syntactic unit that is usually followed by a pause in speaking and a punctuation mark in writing. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • end-stopped — /ˈɛnd stɒpt/ (say end stopt) adjective of lines of verse at the end of each of which there is a pause …   Australian English dictionary

  • end-stopped — adjective (of verse) having a pause at the end of each line …   English new terms dictionary

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