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1. (Poetry) (in classical prosody) of or relating to a verse line consisting of a dactyl (¯˘˘) followed by a spondee (¯¯) or by a trochee (¯˘), thought to have been first used in laments for Adonis
2. of or relating to Adonis
(Poetry) an Adonic line or verse
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|Noun||1.||Adonic - a verse line with a dactyl followed by a spondee or trochee; supposedly used in laments by Adonis|
|Adj.||1.||Adonic - or relating to or like Adonis|
|2.||Adonic - having a rhythm consisting of a dactyl followed by a spondee or a trochee; "the verse of the laments is Adonic"|