Definition of spondaic in English:

spondaic

Syllabification: spon·da·ic
Pronunciation: /spänˈdāik
 
/

adjective

Prosody
  • 1Of or concerning spondees.
    More example sentences
    • Common metrical patterns in both poetry and music are iambic, trochaic, dactylic, amphibrachic, anapaestic, spondaic, and tribrachic.
  • 1.1(Of a hexameter) having a spondee as its fifth foot.

Origin

late 16th century: via French or late Latin from Greek spondeiakos, from spondeios (see spondee).

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