Definition of spondaic in English:

spondaic

Line breaks: spon|da¦ic
Pronunciation: /spɒnˈdeɪɪk
 
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adjective

Prosody
1Of or concerning spondees.
More example sentences
  • Common metrical patterns in both poetry and music are iambic, trochaic, dactylic, amphibrachic, anapaestic, spondaic, and tribrachic.
1.1(Of a hexameter) having a spondee as its fifth foot.

Origin

late 16th century: via French or late Latin from Greek spondeiakos, from spondeios (see spondee).

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