What is another word for dactyl?

Pronunciation: [dˈakta͡ɪl] (IPA)

Dactyl is a term used to describe a metrical foot in poetry. It consists of one stressed syllable followed by two unstressed syllables. There are several synonyms for this term that can be used in poetry or literary analysis. For example, it can be called a long syllable followed by two short syllables, or an accented syllable followed by two unaccented syllables. Another synonym for dactyl is "finger," named after the ancient Greek word for this metrical foot. In modern times, some poets have also referred to dactyls as "triple meter" because of their three-part structure. Whatever term is used, dactyls remain an important part of traditional poetic form.

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What are the hypernyms for Dactyl?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Dactyl?

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What are the holonyms for Dactyl?

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  • holonyms for dactyl (as nouns)

What are the meronyms for Dactyl?

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Usage examples for Dactyl

First he had, in sport, named some of them after the metrical feet of Latin verse, which had been but ill friends of his in his school days, and in his kennel there was a Troch, Iamb, Spond and Dact, whose full names were Trochee, Iambus, Spondee and dactyl.
"The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers"
Georg Ebers
The dactyl is used in some of the most pathetic and passionate monologues of the language.
"Browning and the Dramatic Monologue"
S. S. Curry
The whirling circles suggested by the dactyl, with the occasional passionate break of a single accented word or syllable at the end of a line, assist the reader.
"Browning and the Dramatic Monologue"
S. S. Curry

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