Noun Acatalectic Definition and Examples


Noun:

Acatalectic

Pronunciation:

/əˌkatəˈlɛktɪk/

Definition:
1.

adjective

(of a line of verse) having the full number of syllables.
  1. 'The term catalectic means the meter is short the final syllable (tongue would have to be tonguey to complete the trochee), and acatalectic means it is complete.'
  2. 'Unlike most English adjectives, ‘catalectic’ and its opposite ‘acatalectic’ usually follow the nouns they qualify: thus the last of Shelley's lines quoted above would be called a trochaic trimeter catalectic.'

noun

A line of acatalectic verse.
    ((n.) A verse which has the complete number of feet and syllables.)



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