weak ending

noun Prosody.
a verse ending in which the metrical stress falls on a word or syllable that would not be stressed in natural utterance, as a preposition, the object of which is carried over to the next line.


Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To weak-ending
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: weak willed
Next Definition: weak-fish
Words Near: weak-ending
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for weak-ending
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing weak-ending
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature