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See definition of dactylic on Dictionary.com
  • as inpoetic
  • as inpoetical

synonyms for dactylic

  • anapestic
  • dramatic
  • elegiac
  • epic
  • epical
  • epodic
  • iambic
  • idyllic
  • imaginative
  • lyric
  • lyrical
  • melodious
  • metrical
  • odic
  • rhythmical
  • romantic
  • songlike
  • tuneful

antonyms for dactylic

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  • prosaic
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    How to use dactylic in a sentence

    This may occur when the accent is on the first syllable of a foot; that is, when the foot is trochaic or dactylic.
    ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
    Without such dactylic movement, the vocal expression of a pathos so intense would be hardly possible to the human voice.
    BROWNING AND THE DRAMATIC MONOLOGUES. S. CURRY
    In dactylic hexameter how many of these feet are there in a line?
    THE CHAUTAUQUAN, VOL. III, JANUARY 1883THE CHAUTAUQUAN LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC CIRCLE
    Yet it is only by mere accident that Homer dealt with gods, wars, mythical events and employed dactylic hexameter.
    THE LITERATURE OF ECSTASYALBERT MORDELL
    A great variety of verses is used in the epitaphs, but the dactylic hexameter and the elegiac are the favorites.
    THE COMMON PEOPLE OF ANCIENT ROMEFRANK FROST ABBOTT
    Dactylic verse would have a regular recurrence of an accented syllable followed by two unaccented syllables, etc.
    LEGENDS, TALES AND POEMSGUSTAVO ADOLFO BECQUER
    In the dactylic form, as in the second trochaic series, ratios varying from unity in one direction only were employed.
    HARVARD PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES, VOLUME 1VARIOUS
    Six observers took part in the work with trochaic forms, five in that with dactylic.
    HARVARD PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES, VOLUME 1VARIOUS
    This proportion is broken in the relation of the primary interval to the unit group in the dactylic rhythm form.
    HARVARD PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES, VOLUME 1VARIOUS
    But, in his expressed aversion for trochaic and dactylic measures, is he not merely recording his own inability to handle them?
    FIGURES OF SEVERAL CENTURIESARTHUR SYMONS
    SYNONYM OF THE DAY
    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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    WORDS RELATED TO DACTYLIC

    • anapestic
    • dactylic
    • dramatic
    • elegiac
    • epic
    • epical
    • epodic
    • iambic
    • idyllic
    • imaginative
    • lyric
    • lyrical
    • melodious
    • metrical
    • odic
    • rhythmical
    • romantic
    • songlike
    • tuneful
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