alexandrine definition

  • noun:
    • A line of English verse composed in iambic hexameter, frequently with a caesura following the 3rd base.
    • A line of French verse comprising 12 syllables with a caesura generally falling following the 6th syllable.
    • A line of poetic meter having twelve syllables, frequently divided into several equal components.
    • An Alexandrine parrot or parakeet.
    • a type of verse consisting in English of twelve syllables.
    • In prosody, an iambic hexapody, or number of six iambic legs.
    • (prosody) a line of verse which has six iambic feet
  • adjective:
    • Characterized by or composed in either of these meters.
    • Owned By Alexandria; Alexandrian.
  • others:
    • identical to Alexandrian, 1.

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