adonic definition

  • adjective:
    • regarding Adonis, famed for his beauty.
    • or regarding or like Adonis
    • having a rhythm consisting of a dactyl followed by a spondee or a trochee
  • others:
    • Of or related to Adonis. See Adonis, etymology.
  • noun:
    • An Adonic verse: so-called, it is stated, because used in tracks sung during the Adonia, or event of Adonis.
    • a verse line with a dactyl accompanied by a spondee or trochee; supposedly utilized in laments by Adonis

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