Definitions

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  • adj. Having the same number of syllables in all its inflections.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the same number of syllables in all its inflections.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the same number of syllables; specifically, in Greekand Lat.gram.,of nouns,having the same number of syllables in the oblique cases as in the nominative.

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Examples

  • He knows then that it is parisyllabic verse and from that he can accent the whole piece.

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  • The following is a specimen of the parisyllabic verse, wherein the instances of this trochee beginning the verse are noted:

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  • He should take care not to rely on the first foot of any line, because, as has been before observed, that is often a trochee even in the parisyllabic verse.

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  • That verse wherein the accent is on the even syllables may be called even or parisyllabic verse, and corresponds with what has been called iambic verse; retaining the term iambus for the name of the foot we shall thereby mean an unaccented and an accented syllable.

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  • If he can find in the piece any one word the accent of which he already knows, that word will enable him to distinguish if it be parisyllabic or imparisyllabic.

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  • In the second example the unaccented syllable with which the parisyllabic (even) verse should begin is omitted in the first and fifth lines.

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  • There are some few instances indeed wherein the subordinate accent is differently arranged, as parisyllabic, Constantinople.

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  • In parisyllabic verse, when a trochee begins the verse, he will pronounce that foot wrong.

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  • An even number of syllables with a single rhyme, or an odd number with a double one, prove it to be parisyllabic, e. g.

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