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adjective as in threefold

adjective as in triple

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No ternary verses are found in Mirèio, that is, verses that fall into three equal parts.

It may occur in lines of any length; but in lines of five or six syllables the binary and ternary movements are generally mingled.

Many ternary lines of five and six syllables are found, but they are almost invariably mingled with binary lines.

The Spanish ternary 12-syllable line was formerly used chiefly in combination with lines of ten or eleven syllables.

Rarely one finds 6-syllable and 9-syllable lines with regular ternary movement, and these are probably never of popular origin.


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On this page you'll find 48 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ternary, such as: third, treble, trilateral, trinitarian, triple, and pyramidal.

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