gallyambic

Gallyambic

Gal`ly*am"bic\, a. [L. galliambus a song used by the priests of Cybele; Gallus (a name applied to these priests) + iambus] (Pros.) Consisting of two iambic dimeters catalectic, the last of which lacks the final syllable; -- said of a kind of verse.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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