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Adonic

[uh-don-ik] /əˈdɒn ɪk/
adjective
1.
Prosody. noting a verse consisting of a dactyl () followed by a spondee () or trochee ().
2.
of or like Adonis.
noun
3.
Prosody. an Adonic verse or line.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80; < Medieval Latin Adōnicus. See Adonis, -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for Adonic

Adonic

/əˈdəʊnɪk/
adjective
1.
(in classical prosody) of or relating to a verse line consisting of a dactyl (¯˘˘) followed by a spondee (––) or by a trochee (¯˘), thought to have been first used in laments for Adonis
2.
of or relating to Adonis
noun
3.
an Adonic line or verse
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