Definition of weak ending in English:

weak ending

Syllabification: weak end·ing

noun

Prosody
An unstressed syllable in a place at the end of a line of verse that normally receives a stress.
More example sentences
  • Normally the second syllable of the fifth foot is a stressed syllable, except in the case of the weak ending, discussed in the next section.
  • One of Shakespeare's most famous lines of iambic pentameter has a weak ending: ‘To be or not to be, that is the question’.

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