Definition of Pyrrhics

1. Noun. (plural of pyrrhic) ¹



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Definition of Pyrrhics

1. pyrrhic [n] - See also: pyrrhic

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pyrrhics

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pyroxylin
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pyrrhic
pyrrhicist
pyrrhicists
pyrrhics (current term)
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pyrrolidine
pyrrolidines
pyrrolidinone

Literary usage of Pyrrhics

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1. The English Prosody: With Rules Deduced from the Genius of Our Language, and by Asa Humphrey (1847)
"pyrrhics are sometimes admissible; as, in the following lines: " Forth I wander'd with delight, And I | knew when days were bright. ..."

2. The Classical Journal (1828)
"ancient or in modern languages: on these grounds the two last syllables of somebody, strawberry, &c. must be pyrrhics, must have the true sound and cadence ..."

3. Werner's Magazine: A Magazine of Expression by Music Teachers National Association (1901)
"Indeed, this last example, though theoretically an iambic line, has but one iambic foot, the first, the remaining four feet being alternate pyrrhics and ..."

4. Institutes of Latin Grammar by John Grant (1808)
"226 formed by spondees, 1/3 by dactyls, lp.2 by pyrrhics, and 211 by monosyllables. He adds tliat 500 of these lines were taken from Virgil's Eclogues, ..."

5. Harvard Studies in Classical Philology, Volume 93 by Harvard University (1898)
"The natural iambi that appear as pyrrhics are The mihi-ibi class of words are used As pyrrhics 20 times In the sixth foot 24 As iambi 8 ..."

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