acatalectic

(redirected from acatalectics)
Also found in: Thesaurus.
Related to acatalectics: Acatalexis

a·cat·a·lec·tic

 (ā-kăt′l-ĕk′tĭk)
adj.
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.]

acatalectic

(æˌkætəˈlɛktɪk) prosody
adj
(Poetry) having the necessary number of feet or syllables, esp having a complete final foot
n
(Poetry) a verse having the full number of syllables
[C16: via Late Latin from Greek akatalēktikos. See a-1, catalectic]

a•cat•a•lec•tic

(eɪˌkæt lˈɛk tɪk)
adj.
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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acatalectic - (prosody) a line of verse that has the full number of syllables
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
Adj.1.acatalectic - (verse) metrically completeacatalectic - (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