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Having a metrically complete pattern, especially having the full number of syllables in the final foot. Used of verse.
[Late Latin acatalēcticus, from Greek akatalēktikos : a-, not; see a-1 + katalēktikos, incomplete; see catalectic.]
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(Poetry) having the necessary number of feet or syllables, esp having a complete final foot
(Poetry) a verse having the full number of syllables
[C16: via Late Latin from Greek akatalēktikos. See a-1, catalectic]
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a•cat•a•lec•tic(eɪˌkæt lˈɛk tɪk)
1. (of a line of verse) not catalectic; complete.n.
2. a verse having the complete number of syllables in the last foot.
[1580–90; < Late Latin]
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|Noun||1.||acatalectic - (prosody) a line of verse that has the full number of syllables|
|Adj.||1.||acatalectic - (verse) metrically complete; especially having the full number of syllables in the final metrical foot|
catalectic - (verse) metrically incomplete; especially lacking one or more syllables in the final metrical foot
hypercatalectic - (verse) having an extra syllable or syllables at the end of a metrically complete verse or in a metrical foot
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