dactylic(redirected from dactylicly)
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a. A metrical foot consisting of one accented syllable followed by two unaccented, as in flattery.
b. A metrical foot in quantitative verse consisting of one long syllable followed by two short syllables.
2. A finger, toe, or similar part or structure; a digit.
[Middle English dactil, from Latin dactylus, from Greek daktulos, finger, toe, dactyl (the three syllables of a dactyl being likened to the three phalanges of a finger ).]
dac·tyl′ic (-tĭl′ĭk) adj. & n.
(Poetry) of, relating to, or having a dactyl: dactylic verse.
(Poetry) a variant of dactyl1