Hypercatalectic definition

hīpər-kătl-ĕktĭk
Having an extra syllable or syllables at the end of a metrically complete line of verse or in a metrical foot.
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Having one or more extra syllables following the last regular measure.
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Which has an extra syllable added to the last dipody (foot of a verse).
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Origin of hypercatalectic

  • Latin hypercatalēcticus from Greek huperkatalēktikos huper- hyper- katalēktikos incomplete catalectic

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

  • Recorded from circa 1700; from Latin hypercatalēcticus, from the root of the equivalent Ancient Greek (hyperkatalēktikos) (itself from hyper- + (katalēktikos) 'incomplete') + -icus '-ic'.

    From Wiktionary