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’.
Definition of weak ending in:
- The US English dictionary