A metrical foot of one long syllable and three short syllables in any order.
More example sentences
- Still, the first paeon can be heard as a regular, distinct element, especially in the first version of the poem.
- Take notice that the outriding feet are not to be confused with dactyls or paeons, though sometimes the line might be scanned either way.
early 17th century: via Latin from Greek paiōn, the Attic form of paian 'hymn of thanksgiving to Apollo' (see paean).
Definition of paeon in:
- The US English dictionary