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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Adding one or two syllables to the last foot of a verse

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In prosody, excess of a final syllable or half-foot after the last measure in a series or line measured by dipodies.


Coined in the late 1880s as Back-formation from hypercatalectic., from Latin hypercatalēcticus, from Ancient Greek  (hyperkatalēktikos), from  (hyper) +  (katalēktikos, "incomplete") (Wiktionary)


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