Noun(1) a metrical unit with stressed-unstressed-unstressed syllables(2) a finger or toe in human beings or corresponding body part in other vertebrates
(1) Southey agrees, however, that the foot before the final trochee should always be a dactyl .(2) His rhythmic faculties drive anthology-pieces like ├ö├ç├┐The Dance├ö├ç├û, whose dactyls skip happily over its line breaks.(3) Thus a pattern consisting of five iambs would be an iambic pentameter; a pattern consisting of six dactyls would be a dactylic hexameter; and so on.(4) My name is absurd too: Malachi Mulligan, two dactyls .(5) His formula for modern heroic verse, proclaimed up front in the essay, was, in short: more dactyls than trochees, and more trochees than spondees.
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Different Formsdactyl, dactylic, dactylics, dactyls
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