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- n. A hypercatalectic line, i.e. with two syllabes beyond the metrum.
- n. A period with a redundant syllable.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A verse which has a redundant syllable or foot; a hypercatalectic verse.
- n. Hence, anything exceeding the ordinary standard.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In prosody: A verse or period having one more syllable at the end than properly belongs to the meter which it represents; especially, a heroic hexameter with an additional syllable in the last foot, usually intended to be elided by synaphea before a vowel beginning the next line; a dolichurus.
- n. A period consisting of more than two or three cola; a hypermetron.
- n. A line or meter with one syllable beyond the last complete foot or measure.
- n. Anything greater than the ordinary standard of measure.
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