Rhopalic

Rhopalic

Rho*pal"ic\, a. [Gr. ???? club-shaped; fr. ??? a club: cf. F. rhopalique.] (Pros.) Applied to a line or verse in which each successive word has one more syllable than the preceding.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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