dactyl dactyl  /ˈdæk tɪl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a metrical unit with stressed-unstressed-unstressed syllables
  2. (n) a finger or toe in human beings or corresponding body part in other vertebrates

Usage(s):

  • Thereafter comes a famous namealso double dac tylicfollowed by another double dactyl and a line of four beats.

News

  • Hands-On with Oculus Rift: Virtual Reality Is Almost Here, Finally

    I’m old enough that I’ve had my heart broken by virtual reality before. In 1992 I waited on line for forty-five minutes for a chance to play Dactyl Nightmare. I’ll never have that time back. And the emotional scars that Nintendo’s Virtual Boy left on my heart have not healed. But they feel a lot better now that I’ve seen Oculus Rift. There’s a lot of hype about this device, but I was keeping my ...
    on September 20, 2013     Source: Time Magazine

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