Definition of Spondees

1. Noun. (plural of spondee) ¹



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Definition of Spondees

1. spondee [n] - See also: spondee

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spondees

spoliating
spoliation
spoliations
spoliative
spoliator
spoliators
spoliatory
spoligotype
spoligotypes
spoligotyping
spondaic
spondaics
spondaise
spondaize
spondee
spondees (current term)
spondulic
spondulick
spondulicks
spondulics
spondulix
spondyl
spondyl-
spondylalgia
spondylarthritic
spondylarthritides
spondylarthritis
spondylarthrocace
spondyle
spondylitic

Literary usage of Spondees

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1. Elements of Criticism by Henry Home Kames (1772)
"... can never be found What has led grammarians into the ufe of Dactyle* and spondees, ... the pronouncing hy Dac- tyles or spondees mull be abandoned. ..."

2. Poetic and Verse Criticism of the Reign of Elizabeth by Felix Emmanuel Schelling (1891)
"... drawling spondees,"1 and the redoubtable Thomas Nashe, Harvey's natural enemy, has many clever things to say of the absurdities of the English Hexameter ..."

3. Poetic and Verse Criticism of the Reign of Elizabeth by Felix Emmanuel Schelling (1891)
"... drawling spondees,"1 and the redoubtable Thomas Nashe, Harvey's natural enemy, has many clever things to say of the absurdities of the English Hexameter ..."

4. The Gentleman's Magazine (1821)
"... a most beautiful variation of dactyls and spondees; and by a proper pronunciation the exact time of 24 breves, or quaver), is correctly preserved. ..."

5. Grammar of the Greek Language: For the Use of High Schools and Colleges by Raphael Kühner (1872)
"spondees may take the place of the dactyls in the first half, but not in the second, because the numbers at their conclusion should run more freely, ..."

6. Grammar of the Greek Language: For the Use of High Schools and Colleges by Raphael Kühner, Bela Bates Edwards, Samuel Harvey Taylor (1860)
"... -verse is promoted by varying tbe feet by an interchange of dactyls and spondees, and by introducing these in different places in different verses. ..."

7. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, John Morley, Mowbray Morris, George Grove (1862)
"But classical scholars, with their recollections of school scanning, expect that hexameters shall consist of dactyls and spondees, such as they have been ..."

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