Definition of galliambic in English:

galliambic

Line breaks: gal¦li|am¦bic
Pronunciation: /ˌgalɪˈambɪk/

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Prosody

adjective

  • Relating to or written in a metre consisting of two catalectic iambic dimeters.

noun

(usually galliambics) Back to top  
  • Galliambic verse.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Latin galliambus, a song of the Galli (name given to priests of Cybele) + -ic.

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