Another posts

handy dandy definition yellow river definition emarginate leaf snt man patrilineal kin spellbind meaning twere definition collectiveness definition wittier definition percheron definition unprohibited definition crows bait tew definition eleutheromania definition quicky definition pro re nata meaning magnoliophyta definition purview usage wood pulp definition clyster pipes sculpture in-the-round imposts definition matrilineage definition ingrateful or ungrateful meaning of writ large charactery definition another word for deaths squatter sovereignty definition masculate definition agalloch definition interrogation in a sentence star shaped scar



  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj hypercatalectic (verse) having an extra syllable or syllables at the end of a metrically complete verse or in a metrical foot
    • n hypercatalectic (prosody) a line of poetry having an extra syllable or syllables at the end of the last metrical foot
    • ***
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Hypercatalectic (Pros) Having a syllable or two beyond measure; as, a hypercatalectic verse.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • hypercatalectic In prosody, having an additional syllable or half-foot (thesis or arsis) after the last complete dipody: as, a hypercatalectic colon or verse. The epithet hypercataleetic, like brachycatalectic, is applicable to those meters only which are scanned by dipodies — that is, to iambic, trochaic, anapestic, and occasionally and exceptionally to dactylic meters.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Hypercatalectic hī-per-kat-a-lek′tik (pros.) having an additional syllable or half-foot after the last complete dipody
    • ***


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. hypercatalecticus, hypercatalectus, Gr. : cf. F. hypercatalectique,. See Hyper-, and Catalectic


In literature:

The rhythm of the lines is marked, the effect upon the ear being quite like that of English iambic pentameters hypercatalectic.
"Frédéric Mistral" by Charles Alfred Downer