Definition of Catalectic. Meaning of Catalectic. Synonyms of Catalectic

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Definition of Catalectic

Catalectic
Catalectic Cat`a*lec"tic, a. [L. catalecticus, Gr. ? incomplete, fr. ? to leave off; kata` down, wholly + lh`gein to stop.] 1. (Pros.) Wanting a syllable at the end, or terminating in an imperfect foot; as, a catalectic verse. 2. (Photog. & Chem.) Incomplete; partial; not affecting the whole of a substance. --Abney.

Meaning of Catalectic from wikipedia

- A catalectic line is a metrically incomplete line of verse, lacking a syllable at the end or ending with an incomplete foot. One form of catalexis is headlessness...
- opening [o-.-] [o-.-] [o-.-] line 1 parodos 230-47 iambic tetrameter catalectic Chorus enters escorted by boys [o-.-] [o-.-] [o-.-] [o--](trochees are...
- well as iambic verses such as the choliamb and the iambic tetrameter catalectic (a dialogue meter borrowed from Old Comedy). Horace, whose career spanned...
- limited significance or utility, at least by comparison to its antonym, catalectic, for the simple reason that acatalexis is considered to be the "usual...
- stanza Pie Iesu abandons rhyme for ****onance, and, moreover, its lines are catalectic. In the liturgical reforms of 1969–71, stanza 19 was deleted and the poem...
- metrical pattern of its first line and can be scanned as trochaic tetrameter catalectic. A number of lines, however, such as line four in the first stanza, fall...
- used in drama and less often in poetry. The trochaic septenarius is a catalectic line; that is, it consists of eight trochaic feet, with the last a half-foot...
- fair lady. The rhyme is constructed of quatrains in trochaic tetrameter catalectic, (each line made up of four metrical feet of two syllables, with the stress...
- Night's Dream, Shakespeare frequently writes the lines of his fairies in catalectic trochaic tetrameter, as is evidenced by Puck's lines, here: Through the...
- was a combination of octameter acatalectic, heptameter catalectic, and tetrameter catalectic. The rhyme scheme is ABCBBB, or AA,B,CC,CB,B,B when accounting...
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