noun (plural senarii /-ˈne(ə)rēˌī, -ˈne(ə)rēˌē/)Prosody
A Latin verse of six iambic feet.
More example sentences
- His fables, written in iambic senarii, consist of beast-tales based largely on ‘Aesop’, as well as jokes and instructive stories taken not only from Hellenistic collections but also from his own personal experience.
- Preserving the iambic senarii proved too restrictive, so I switched to a vaguely anapaestic waltz rhythm and made up a tune that allowed our singer to put a comic pause, if she wished, before the final syllables at the end of each line.
- In the tragic senarius the divisions of the sense normally coincide with the main divisions of the metrical structure.
mid 16th century: from Latin (see senary).
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