dactylic definition

  • adjective:
    • of or comprising dactyls.
    • of a dactyl.
    • related to, consisting mainly or completely of, dactyls.
    • of or comprising dactyls
    • of or composed of dactyls.
    • of a dactyl.
    • related to, consisting chiefly or wholly of, dactyls.
    • of or composed of dactyls
  • noun:
    • a dactylic verse.
    • A line consisting chiefly or wholly of dactyls.
    • Dactylic yards.
    • A line consisting mainly or completely of dactyls.
    • plural yards which contain a repetition of dactyls or of comparable feet.
    • a dactylic verse.
    • A line consisting chiefly or completely of dactyls.
    • Dactylic yards.
    • A line consisting mainly or completely of dactyls.
    • plural Meters which contains a repetition of dactyls or of equivalent feet.
  • others:
    • In prosody, constituting or equal to a dactyl; related to or attribute of a dactyl or dactyls; composed of dactyls: as, a dactylic foot; a dactylic spondee; dactylic rhythm or meter; dactylic verses.
    • In prosody, constituting or comparable to a dactyl; related to or feature of a dactyl or dactyls; consisting of dactyls: since, a dactylic base; a dactylic spondee; dactylic rhythm or meter; dactylic passages.

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