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  • adj. of or consisting of dactyls.
  • adj. of a dactyl.
  • n. a dactylic verse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, consisting chiefly or wholly of, dactyls.
  • n. A line consisting chiefly or wholly of dactyls.
  • n. Dactylic meters.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In prosody, constituting or equivalent to a dactyl; pertaining to or characteristic of a dactyl or dactyls; consisting of dactyls: as, a dactylic foot; a dactylic spondee; dactylic rhythm or meter; dactylic verses.
  • n. A line consisting chiefly or wholly of dactyls.
  • n. plural Meters which consist of a repetition of dactyls or of equivalent feet.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or consisting of dactyls

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