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Poetry Definition

Classical meter consisting of a dactyl and a spondee - as in the final line of a Sapphic.


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Standard Definition

[n] a verse line with a dactyl followed by a spondee or trochee; used in laments by Adonis


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verse, verse line

Misc. Definitions

\A*don"ic\, a. [F. adonique: cf. L. Adonius.] Relating to Adonis, famed for his beauty. -- n. An Adonic verse. {Adonic verse}, a verse consisting of a dactyl and spondee (-- [crescent] [crescent] | -- --).