from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In prosody, excess of a final syllable or half-foot after the last measure in a series or line measured by dipodies.
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- noun poetry
Addingone or two syllablesto the last footof a verse
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Coined in the late 1880s as Back-formation from hypercatalectic., from Latin hypercatalēcticus, from Ancient Greek (hyperkatalēktikos), from (hyper) + (katalēktikos, "incomplete")
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