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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Of or consisting of a metrical foot with two long or stressed syllables.

Usage examples (29)
  • spondaic hexameter
  • For this, I say the line is almost entirely spondaic.
  • In the series of dactylic lines 17-22, Catullus no doubt intended to convey the idea of rapidity, as, in the spondaic line immediately following, of labour.
  • Consideration of the most common of those variations, the spondaic (two stressed) and the pyrrhic (two unstressed), which are often found together forming what some have... for more
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