Adonic


Adonic
/euh don"ik/, adj.
1. Pros. noting a verse consisting of a dactyl followed by a spondee or trochee.
2. of or like Adonis.
n.
3. Pros. an Adonic verse or line.
[1670-80; < ML Adonicus. See ADONIS, -IC]

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  • adonic — ADÓNIC, adonice, adj. (În sintagma) Vers adonic = vers format dintr un dactil şi un spondeu sau un troheu, folosit în versificaţia greacă şi latină. – Din fr. adonique. Trimis de ana zecheru, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  adónic adj. n., pl.… …   Dicționar Român

  • Adonic — A*don ic, a. [F. adonique: cf. L. Adonius.] Relating to Adonis, famed for his beauty. n. An Adonic verse. [1913 Webster] {Adonic verse}, a verse consisting of a dactyl and spondee ( [crescent] [crescent] | ). [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Adonic — An adonic is a five syllable metrical foot that consists of a dactyl followed by a trochee. The last line of a Sapphic stanza is an adonic. External linkshttp://saysomethingwonderful.blogspot.com/2005/06/spot adonic etc.html Say Something… …   Wikipedia

  • Adonic — I noun a verse line with a dactyl followed by a spondee or trochee; supposedly used in laments by Adonis • Syn: ↑Adonic line • Hypernyms: ↑verse, ↑verse line II adjective 1. or relating to or like Adonis …   Useful english dictionary

  • Adonic — adjective a) Of or pertaining to Adonis. The actor was not considered attractive enough to play such an Adonic character b) (of a man) Very beautiful or handsome; physically perfect …   Wiktionary

  • Adonic — /əˈdoʊnɪk/ (say uh dohnik) adjective 1. denoting a verse consisting of a dactyl ( ¯  ˘ ˘) followed by a spondee ( ¯ ¯ ) or trochee ( ¯  ˘). 2. of an Adonis. –noun 3. an Adonic verse or line. {Medieval Latin adōnicus} …   Australian English dictionary

  • adònic — a|dò|nic Mot Pla Nom masculí …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • adonic — adon·ic …   English syllables

  • Adonic —   a. pertaining to Adonis; applied to metrical foot comprising a dactyl followed by a spondee or trochee …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Adonic verse — Adonic A*don ic, a. [F. adonique: cf. L. Adonius.] Relating to Adonis, famed for his beauty. n. An Adonic verse. [1913 Webster] {Adonic verse}, a verse consisting of a dactyl and spondee ( [crescent] [crescent] | ). [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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