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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n catalexis the absence of a syllable in the last foot of a line or verse
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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.
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