Another posts

mistico boat feverous definition puttock shakespeare definition what does skeptically mean wormed definition swarve definition protest march definition donkey pump definition of illumined dprk definition what does conestoga mean personal appeal example animate being serious mindedness titulary definition englobe definition hogshead to gallons lapid definition bear grape consolable definition an article of clothing a relative term gargantuas definition self destroyer hypogean definition lym definition ultimacy definition cankerous definition contingent annuity monocytogenes definition informidable definition



  • WordNet 3.6
    • n catalexis the absence of a syllable in the last foot of a line or verse
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n catalexis In prosody, incompleteness of the last foot or measure of a verse; in a wider sense, incompleteness of any foot in a verse. Catalexis is not the suppression of any rhythmical element, but the want of a corresponding syllable or syllables in the words to fill out a time (mora) or times necessary to the metrical completeness of the line. This space is filled out by a pause—in the quantitative poetry of the Greeks and Romans, either by a pause or by prolonging the preceding syllable.
    • ***