noun (plural hypercatalexes) Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1890 the occurrence of an additional syllable after the final complete foot or dipody in a line of verse • hypercatalectic adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hypercatalexis — /huy peuhr kat l ek sis/, n., pl. hypercatalexes / kat l ek seez/. Pros. the addition of one or more syllables after the final foot in a line of verse. [1885 1890; see HYPERCATALECTIC, SIS] * * * ▪ prosody       in prosody, the occurrence of an… …   Universalium

  • hypercatalexis — noun Adding one or two syllables to the last foot of a verse See Also: acatalectic, catalectic …   Wiktionary

  • hypercatalexis — hy·per·catalexis …   English syllables

  • hypercatalexis — “+ noun Etymology: New Latin, from hyper + catalexis : occurrence of an additional syllable at the end of a line of verse after the line is metrically complete; especially : occurrence of a syllable after the last complete dipody in verse… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hypermeter — noun Etymology: Late Latin hypermetrus hypercatalectic, from Greek hypermetros beyond measure, beyond the meter, from hyper + metron measure, meter Date: circa 1656 1. a verse marked by hypercatalexis 2. a period comprising more than two or three …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hypercatalectic — adjective see hypercatalexis …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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

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