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al·ex·an·drinealso Al·ex·an·drine (ăl′ĭg-zăn′drĭn)
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.
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.]
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Alexandrine(ˌælɪɡˈzændraɪn; -drɪn; -ˈzɑːn-) prosody
(Poetry) a line of verse having six iambic feet, usually with a caesura after the third foot
(Poetry) of, characterized by, or written in Alexandrines
[C16: from French alexandrin, from Alexandre, title of 15th-century poem written in this metre]
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al•ex•an•drine(ˌæl ɪgˈzæn drɪn, -drin, -ˈzɑn-)
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]
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an iambic hexameter, or iambic verse with six feet.See also: Verse
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A line of verse in iambic hexameter.
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alexandrine[ˌælɪgˈzændraɪn] N → alejandrino m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
n → Alexandriner m
adj → alexandrinisch
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