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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj- Not having the same number of pauses between sounds in a word in all declensional cases.

Usage examples (5)
  • An odd number of syllables with a single rhyme, or an even number with a double rhyme, prove the verse to be imparisyllabic.
  • In the first example the unaccented syllable with which the imparisyllabic (odd) verse should end is omitted in the second and fourth lines.
  • That species of our verse wherein the accent falls on all the odd syllables, I shall call, from that circumstance, odd or imparisyllabic verse.
  • If he can find in the piece any one word the accent of which he already knows, that word will enable him to distinguish if it be parisyllabic or imparisyllabic. for more
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