Acatalectic meaning

ā-kătl-ĕktĭk
Having a metrically complete pattern, especially having the full number of syllables in the final foot. Used of verse.
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Having the full number of syllables, esp. in the last foot.
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An acatalectic line of verse.
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(poetry, prosody) Designating a line of verse having the required number of syllables in the last foot.
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(poetry, prosody) A verse which has the complete number of feet and syllables.
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Origin of acatalectic

  • Late Latin acatalēcticus from Greek akatalēktikos a- not a–1 katalēktikos incomplete catalectic

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Late Latin acatalēcticus, from Ancient Greek ακατάληκτος (akatalēktos, “leaving off”)

    From Wiktionary