Definition of Acatalectic

1. Noun. (prosody) a line of verse that has the full number of syllables.

Category relationships: Metrics, Prosody
Generic synonyms: Line Of Poetry, Line Of Verse



2. Adjective. (verse) metrically complete; especially having the full number of syllables in the final metrical foot.

Definition of Acatalectic

1. a. Not defective; complete; as, an acatalectic verse.

Definition of Acatalectic

1. Adjective. (context: poetry prosody) Designating a line of verse having the required number of syllables in the last foot. ¹

2. Noun. (context: poetry prosody) A verse which has the complete number of feet and syllables ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Acatalectic

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Acatalectic

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1. The Nature of Harmony and Metre by Moritz Hauptmann (1888)
"... AXD acatalectic METRE. Examples both in Spoken Metre and in Musical. 181. In the foregoing we have marked with a rest the termination of the two ..."

2. A System of Greek Prosody and Metre, for the Use of Schools and Colleges by Charles Anthon (1842)
"Monometer acatalectic, or Base. Scale. In this measure the iambus is allowed to enter, of course, into both places ; but the tribrach, spondee, dactyl, ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... and acatalectic verses is dissimilar. Moreover, in the Corpus Christi sequence all the pairs of strophes are like the first, except that the third pair ..."

4. The Principles of Greek Grammar: Comprising the Substance of the Most by Peter Bullions, Pratt, Woodford & Co (1850)
"Dimeter acatalectic. § 204. Pararon«; or Dim. Col. i. IV. DACTYLIC METRE. § 196. Dimeter. Trimeter. i. г. ~; i. 2. ..."

5. Greek Grammar by William Watson Goodwin (1895)
"The dimeter acatalectic : otr' ... acatalectic, with occasionally a mono- meter, ending always with the ..."

6. Grammar of the Greek Language: For the Use of High Schools and Colleges by Raphael Kühner, Bela Bates Edwards, Samuel Harvey Taylor (1860)
"... tetrameter acatalectic does not seem to have been used by the Greek poets. APPENDIX B. ABBREVIATIONS. 1. For the convenience of those who may wish to ..."

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