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dac·tyl

 (dăk′təl)
n.
1.
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.
dac·tyl′i·cal·ly adv.

dactylic

(dækˈtɪlɪk)
adj
(Poetry) of, relating to, or having a dactyl: dactylic verse.
n
(Poetry) a variant of dactyl1
dacˈtylically adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dactylic - of or consisting of dactyls; "dactylic meter"
metrics, prosody - the study of poetic meter and the art of versification
Translations

dactylic

[dækˈtɪlɪk] ADJdactílico

dactylic

adjdaktylisch