Definition of spondaic in English:

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Pronunciation: /spänˈdāik/


1Of or concerning spondees.
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.


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

Words that rhyme with spondaic

alcaic, algebraic, Aramaic, archaic, choleraic, Cyrenaic, deltaic, formulaic, Hebraic, Judaic, Mishnaic, Mithraic, mosaic, Pharisaic, prosaic, Ptolemaic, Romaic, stanzaic, trochaic

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Syllabification: spon·da·ic

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