Definition of Alexandrine

1. Noun. (prosody) a line of verse that has six iambic feet.

Category relationships: Metrics, Prosody
Generic synonyms: Line Of Poetry, Line Of Verse



Definition of Alexandrine

1. a. Belonging to Alexandria; Alexandrian.

2. n. A kind of verse consisting in English of twelve syllables.

Definition of Alexandrine

1. Noun. A line of poetic meter having twelve syllables, usually divided into two or three equal parts. ¹

2. Noun. An Alexandrine parrot or parakeet. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Alexandrine

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alexandrine

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alexander disease
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alexandrine (current term)
alexandrines
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alexia
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alexin
alexin unit
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alexipharmacum

Literary usage of Alexandrine

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1. The Decline of the Roman Republic by George Long (1874)
"THE alexandrine WAR. BC 48. 47. SUETONIUS (Caesar, c. 56) states that it is uncertain who wrote the alexandrine War, the African, and the Spanish War: some ..."

2. A Sister's Story by Augustus Craven (1868)
"alexandrine left Boury on the 2 ist of July. My father and Eugenie accompanied her as far as Paris. EUGENIE TO PAULINE. "Paris, July 2ist, 1836. ..."

3. A History of French Versification by Leon Emile Kastner (1903)
"For the alexandrine the case is more complicated. ... The latter introduced enjambement freely in the alexandrine, without any of the restrictions applying ..."

4. The Roman Poets of the Augustan Age: Virgil by William Young Sellar (1897)
"From the alexandrine poets they derived the form and many of the materials of their ... Yet even in him the influence of the alexandrine tone is apparent, ..."

5. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1867)
"The most notable point in it is how alexandrine, after all her campaigns in ... For instance, — alexandrine went for the first time since her father's death ..."

6. The Prophecies of Jeremiah by Conrad Orelli, John Shaw Banks (1889)
"The Greek-alexandrine text differs in a remarkable degree from the Hebrew - Masoretic text ... Generally speaking, the alexandrine text has a much briefer, ..."

7. Ovid by Alfred John Church, James Davies (1876)
"THE ROMAN-alexandrine AND LONGER POEMS OF CATULLUS. ... Of the alexandrine literature at its fountain-head it must be remembered that it was the substitute ..."

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