Definition of Spondaic

1. Adjective. Of or consisting of spondees. "Spondaic hexameter"

Category relationships: Metrics, Prosody
Partainyms: Spondee
Derivative terms: Spondee



Definition of Spondaic

1. a. Or of pertaining to a spondee; consisting of spondees.

Definition of Spondaic

1. Adjective. (poetry) Having or relating to spondees. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Spondaic

1. a spondee [n -S] - See also: spondee

Medical Definition of Spondaic

1. Relating to spondee. (05 Mar 2000)

Spondaic Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spondaic

spokewise
spoking
spoliate
spoliated
spoliates
spoliating
spoliation
spoliations
spoliative
spoliator
spoliators
spoliatory
spoligotype
spoligotypes
spoligotyping
spondaic (current term)
spondaics
spondaise
spondaize
spondee
spondees
spondulic
spondulick
spondulicks
spondulics
spondulix
spondyl
spondyl-
spondylalgia
spondylarthritic

Literary usage of Spondaic

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1. Pencraft: A Plea for the Older Ways by William Watson (1916)
"... antiquity—avoiding as it does both the canter of a too dactylic hexameter and the laggard pace of a too spondaic one—is a form of verse which sanctions ..."

2. Classical Philology by University of Chicago press, JSTOR (Organization) (1908)
"Several writers have noted the usage which characterizes spondaic words in the first foot (Norden op. tit., p. 145). I have not, however, ..."

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