catalectic definition

  • adjective:
    • Lacking one or more syllables, particularly in the ultimate foot. Utilized of verse.
    • stated of a line with incomplete meter, lacking a syllable by the end or closing with an incomplete base.
    • incomplete; partial; perhaps not affecting your whole of a substance
    • Wanting a syllable at the conclusion, or terminating in an imperfect foot.
    • partial; limited; perhaps not influencing your whole of a substance.
    • (verse) metrically partial; particularly lacking one or more syllables when you look at the final metrical foot
  • others:
    • In prosody: Wanting part of the final base: as, a catalectic line or verse: in opposition to acatalectic.
  • noun:
    • A catalectic verse.
    • (prosody) a line of verse that does not have a syllable within the last metrical base

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