from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Composed of dactyls and trochees so arranged as to produce a movement like that of ordinary speech.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Literally, prose-poetic; in ancient prosody, noting a variety of trochaic or iambic verse in which dactyls are combined with trochees or anapests with iambi: so called because this apparent irregularity seems to approach the non-observance of metrical laws characteristic of prose.
- n. A verse of the character defined above.
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