Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Sudden or abrupt, as if produced by a blow; marked.
  • In prosody, produced by or relating to the ictus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective rare Pertaining to, or caused by, a blow; sudden; abrupt.

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  • adjective Pertaining to, or caused by, a blow; sudden; abrupt.

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  • adjective of or relating to a seizure or convulsion

Etymologies

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Latin ictus blow.

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