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al·ex·an·drine

also Al·ex·an·drine  (ăl′ĭg-zăn′drĭn)
n.
1. A line of English verse composed in iambic hexameter, usually with a caesura after the third foot.
2. A line of French verse consisting of 12 syllables with a caesura usually falling after the sixth syllable.
adj.
Characterized by or composed in either of these meters.

[French alexandrin, from Old French, from Alexandre, title of a romance about Alexander the Great that was written in this meter.]

Alexandrine

(ˌælɪɡˈzændraɪn; -drɪn; -ˈzɑːn-) prosody
n
(Poetry) a line of verse having six iambic feet, usually with a caesura after the third foot
adj
(Poetry) of, characterized by, or written in Alexandrines
[C16: from French alexandrin, from Alexandre, title of 15th-century poem written in this metre]

al•ex•an•drine

(ˌæl ɪgˈzæn drɪn, -drin, -ˈzɑn-)

n.
1. (often cap.) a line of poetry in iambic hexameter.
adj.
2. (often cap.) of or pertaining to such a line.
[1580–90; < Middle French alexandrin, after Alexandre, from the use of this meter in an Old French poem on Alexander the Great]

Alexandrine

an iambic hexameter, or iambic verse with six feet.
See also: Verse

alexandrine

A line of verse in iambic hexameter.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Alexandrine - (prosody) a line of verse that has six iambic feet
metrics, prosody - the study of poetic meter and the art of versification
line of poetry, line of verse - a single line of words in a poem
Translations

alexandrine

[ˌælɪgˈzændraɪn] Nalejandrino m

alexandrine

nAlexandriner m
adjalexandrinisch
References in classic literature ?
Conceivable the collection was arranged in the Alexandrine period.
and in the last line the iambic pentameter gives place to an Alexandrine (an iambic hexameter).
There was the Odeon quite near them, and Philip soon shared his friend's passion for the tragedians of Louis XIV and the sonorous Alexandrine.
One must eat every day, and the finest Alexandrine verses are not worth a bit of Brie cheese.
He added that breeding of the Peacocks, Pheasants (Surkhab), Deer, Chukar Patridge, Alexandrine Parakeet (Speaker parrot) and some others was in progress in the district.
With its green plumage, red beak and pink and black neck ring and spots on its back, it could be either a ring-neck or Alexandrine.
1837: William IV (the Sailor King) died at Windsor, and his niece Alexandrine Victoria, aged 18, came to the throne.
However, the sorrow of Mr and Mrs Scott turned to joy by the receipt of a letter from their son stating he had been wounded in the head on November 15, 1916, and was a prisoner in Lazarett Kasrine, Alexandrine Strasse, Berlin," wrote the Observer.
You'll find ravishing images of Carolina Parakeets by the 19th century naturalist John James Audubon, the frantic notes of Colin Thubron, and Alexandrine Tinne's evocative portrayals of life in the Near East.
Authors: Alexandrine Guedon-Gracia, et ah, alexandrine.
And though there may be an occasional dove or a pigeon, it's mostly parrots -- Common Ring Necked, Alexandrine, Plum Heads, Monk Parakeets and, rarely, Yellow parrots - on the guest list.
The church of Ethiopia was part of the Church of Alexandria until they split in 1959, when an agreement was reached between the Ethiopian Holy Synod and the Alexandrine.