Medicine a rapid assault, blow, stroke, or seizure.
The accent that falls on a stressed syllable in a line of scanned verse.
an abrupt assault, blow, swing, or seizure, as in a sunstroke, the sting of an insect, pulsation of an artery, etc.
The stress of sound set upon an accented syllable of a word. Compare arsis.
the worries of vocals set upon accented syllable of a word. Cf. arsis.
A stroke or blow, as with a sunstroke, the sting of an insect, pulsation of an artery, etc.
A stroke: as, ictus solis, sunstroke.
In prosody and music, rhythmical or metrical tension; additional intensity of utterance or distribution identifying one time or syllable in a foot or show from others.
where accent is marked plus the syllables bearing the ictus are italicized. The part of a foot upon which the ictus drops is known as the thesis (but see arsis). In a dipody one ictus is more powerful than another. In a colon the ictus of 1 measure dominates others. A subordinate ictus may also accompany the main ictus within the same base.