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Of, relating to, or consisting of spondees.

[French spondaïque, from Late Latin spondaicus, alteration of spondīacus, from Greek spondeiakos, from spondeios, spondee; see spondee.]


(Poetry) prosody of, relating to, or consisting of spondees


(spɒnˈdeɪ ɪk)

also spon•da′i•cal,

of, pertaining to, or consisting of spondees.
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Adj.1.spondaic - of or consisting of spondees; "spondaic hexameter"
metrics, prosody - the study of poetic meter and the art of versification
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To elucidate this, he then shed light on the types of feet (iambic, trochaic, spondaic etc).
"Kubla Khan's" metrical irregularity takes the form of feminine endings, truncated openings, inversions, and a few spondaic or pyrrhic substitutions--none of these variations novel or surprising in the Coleridge canon.
39-43) Presumably, the almost incantatory lines are designed to mimic the spondaic sounds of the chirping bird.
Caracterizacao dos tipos de erros cometidos na avaliacao do processamento auditivo por meio do staggered spondaic word test.
Six numbers of spondaic words (which are 2-syllable words that have equal stress on both syllables) were presented in each presentation level.
Testing for central auditory function was carried out, including assessment of binaural integration using the staggered spondaic word (SSW) and dichotic digits (DD) tests.
Each SSW item is made up of two spondaic words, presented in a way that creates four test conditions: (1) right noncompeting (RNC), (2) right competing (RC), (3) left competing (LC), and (4) left non-competing (LNC).
(46.) Invitum qui servat idem facit occidenti: Horace's only example of that Hellenistic mannerism, the spondaic hexameter; see Duckworth 1965, 74.
Speech reception thresholds (SRTs) were obtained in quiet using recorded Central Institute for the Deaf Spondaic Word List W-1 spondaic words, and word recognition scores (WRSs) in quiet were obtained using recorded lists of 50 Northwestern University Auditory Test No.
countenance of a soup spoon, lead my heart through enjambment, spondaic,
*t since tt in such cases makes position: butte can occur in spondaic but not in iambic endings.