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dactylic hexameter

Line breaks: dac|tyl¦ic hex|am¦eter

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Definition of dactylic hexameter in English:

noun

Prosody
A hexameter consisting of five dactyls and either a spondee or trochee, in which any of the first four dactyls, and sometimes the fifth, may be replaced by a spondee.

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