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  • noun Plural form of dactyl.

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Examples

  • Triplets are called dactyls or anapests in the official lingo, depending on whether they start with an upbeat or not.

    THE ANTHOLOGIST

  • Triplets are called dactyls or anapests in the official lingo, depending on whether they start with an upbeat or not.

    THE ANTHOLOGIST

  • Suppose we him, however, possessed of industry and genius; his genius is fettered in dactyls and spondees, and his eloquence exercised in languages which none but the learned can understand, and which, when produced by a modern, the learned themselves care not to examine.

    Letter 177

  • "Triplets are called dactyls or anapests in the official lingo, depending on whether they start with an upbeat or not," Chowder says, while discussing Tennyson.

    Independent Weekly: All Recent Stories

  • Two dactyls, two trochees per line, if you count the first syllable of each line as a pickup held over from the last trochee.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The Lawyer-Poet

  • Two dactyls, two trochees per line, if you count the first syllable of each line as a pickup held over from the last trochee.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The Lawyer-Poet

  • Mother, bold as always, moved in close to assess the damage, and then announced, “Kowaru-kun has crushed two of his dactyls!”

    Clab's Craws

  • I, Montese Crandall, rely heavily on such strategies as alliteration, condensation, the strange, ghostly echo of metrical feet, iambs and dactyls, spondees and amphibrachs.

    'The Four Fingers of Death'

  • Two dactyls, two trochees per line, if you count the first syllable of each line as a pickup held over from the last trochee.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The Lawyer-Poet

  • Two dactyls, two trochees per line, if you count the first syllable of each line as a pickup held over from the last trochee.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The Lawyer-Poet

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