Definition of Dactylic

1. Adjective. Of or consisting of dactyls. "Dactylic meter"

Category relationships: Metrics, Prosody
Partainyms: Dactyl
Derivative terms: Dactyl



Definition of Dactylic

1. a. Pertaining to, consisting chiefly or wholly of, dactyls; as, dactylic verses.

2. n. A line consisting chiefly or wholly of dactyls; as, these lines are dactylics.

Definition of Dactylic

1. Adjective. of or consisting of dactyls. ¹

2. Adjective. of a dactyl. ¹

3. Noun. a dactylic verse. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dactylic

1. a verse consisting of dactyls [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dactylic

dacryostenosis
dacryphilia
dactinomycin
dactyl
dactyl-
dactylagra
dactylalgia
dactylar
dactylectomies
dactylectomy
dactyledema
dactylet
dactylets
dactyli
dactyli ology
dactylic (current term)
dactylic rhyme
dactylic rhymes
dactylics
dactylies
dactyliography
dactyliology
dactyliomancy
dactylist
dactylitis
dactylo-
dactylocampsis
dactylocampsodynia
dactylodynia
dactylogram

Literary usage of Dactylic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Grammar of English Grammars: With an Introduction, Historical and by Goold Brown (1858)
"dactylic VERSE In pure dactylic verse, the stress is laid on the first syllable ... Full dactylic generally forms triple rhyme. When on« of ¡t* final short ..."

2. Allen and Greenough's New Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges: Founded on by Joseph Henry Allen, James Bradstreet Greenough, Benjamin Leonard D'Ooge (1903)
"The final vowel is sometimes shortened in such cases. FORMS OF VERSE 613. A verse receives its name from its dominant or fundamental foot: as, dactylic, ..."

3. Allen and Greenough's New Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges, Founded on by Joseph Henry Allen, James Bradstreet Greenough (1916)
"dactylic VERSE dactylic Hexameter 615. The dactylic Hexameter, or Heroic Verse, consists theoretically of six dactyls. It may be represented thus ..."

4. The Institutes of English Grammar, Methodically Arranged: With Forms of by Goold Brown, Henry Kiddle (1873)
"In pure dactylic verse, the stress is laid on the first syllable of eaeh ... Full dactylic generally forms triple rhyme. When one of the final short ..."

5. The Institutes of English Grammar Methodically Arranged: With Forms of by Goold Brown, Henry Kiddle (1873)
"dactylic VERSE. In pure dactylic verse, the stress is laid on the first syllable ... Full dactylic generally forms triple rhyme. When one of the final short ..."

6. A Complete Latin Grammar by Albert Harkness (1898)
"dactylic Pentameter.'— The dactylic Pentameter consists of two dactylic ... The dactylic Tetrameter is identical with the last four feet of the hexameter: ..."

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