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División en sílabas: dac·tyl·ic
Pronunciación: /dakˈtilik

Definición de dactylic en inglés:


Of or using dactyls: dactylic rhythm
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Metrically, his hexameter shows similar developments to Callimachus’ and Theocritus ’, and dactylic rhythm is more predominant than in Homer.
  • But the repetition of ‘call to me’ in its dactylic form makes a continuous anapaestic reading impossible, and the stress dactyls in the following lines makes it clearly inappropriate.
  • They sing their tales, including the rape of Proserpina, in dactylic pentameter, as does Orpheus when he charms the king and queen of Hades with his appeal to retrieve Eurydice.


(usually dactylics) Volver al principio  
Dactylic verse.
Example sentences
  • He thereby lends some countenance to Saintsbury's later mantra that what passes for English dactylics are in fact ‘tipped-up’ hypermetric anapests.
  • Johnston speculates that Gillray must have had inside information, as otherwise ‘he would have been unlikely to know about Coleridge's dactylics.’


late 16th century: via Latin from Greek daktulikos, from daktulos, literally 'finger' (see dactyl).

Words that rhyme with dactylic

acrylic, bibliophilic, Cyrillic, exilic, idyllic, imbecilic, necrophilic

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