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synonyms for dactyl

  • appendage
  • digit
  • phalanges
  • phalanx
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How to use dactyl in a sentence

A Dactyl is a three-syllable foot accented on the first syllable.
ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
It will be noted that the dactyl is very closely related in expression to the trochee, and the anapest to the iambic.
BROWNING AND THE DRAMATIC MONOLOGUES. S. CURRY
The proceleusmatic foot, or four short syllables, instead of the dactyl; scen.
VIEW OF THE STATE OF EUROPE DURING THE MIDDLE AGES, VOL. 3 (OF 3)HENRY HALLAM
This foot, consisting of one accented syllable, followed by two unaccented syllables, is called a dactyl.
ELEMENTARY GUIDE TO LITERARY CRITICISMF. V. N. PAINTER
The Dactyl, a foot of three syllables, the first long and the two last short, is used principally in the first place in the line.
DISSERTATION ON THE ENGLISH LANGUAGENOAH WEBSTER, JR.
The Dactyl, rolls round, expresses beautifully the majesty of the sun in his course.
DISSERTATION ON THE ENGLISH LANGUAGENOAH WEBSTER, JR.
The general beat may be compared to the dactyl of ancient Greek and Roman versification.
THE MANBOS OF MINDANOJOHN M. GARVAN
Now the medium of these is about fourteen syllables, because the dactyl is a more frequent foot in hexameters than the spondee.
DISCOURSES ON SATIRE AND ON EPIC POETRYJOHN DRYDEN
The accented syllable of the dactyl is longest, and the second unaccented syllable, the last in the group, is shortest.
HARVARD PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES, VOLUME 1VARIOUS
The prolongation of the foot pause would make the dactyl but a modified trochee.
HARVARD PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES, VOLUME 1VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO DACTYL

  • appendage
  • dactyl
  • digit
  • phalanges
  • phalanx
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