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dactyl
American English: /ˈdæktl/
British English: /ˈdaktɪl/

Translation of dactyl in Spanish:

noun

  • dactílico (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Thus a pattern consisting of five iambs would be an iambic pentameter; a pattern consisting of six dactyls would be a dactylic hexameter; and so on.
    • His formula for modern heroic verse, proclaimed up front in the essay, was, in short: more dactyls than trochees, and more trochees than spondees.
    • Southey agrees, however, that the foot before the final trochee should always be a dactyl.
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