dactylic dactylic


  • (adj) of or consisting of dactyls


  1. There's a movie in there, but it's buried beneath 24 books of dactylic hexameter and some unfathomably dull speechifying by the gods.
  2. To make things more sporting, somewhere along the way is a double-dactylic line of one word.
  3. In Pope, for instance, dactylic hexameters were given their royally cadenced English equivalent to which Homeric heroes stepped rather like late-Renaissance princes.
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