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Webster 1913 Edition


Dactylic

Dac-tyl′ic

(dăk-tĭl′ĭk)
,
Adj.
[L.
dactylicus
, Gr.
δακτυλικός
, fr.
δάκτυλος
.]
Pertaining to, consisting chiefly or wholly of, dactyls;
as,
dactylic
verses
.

Dac-tyl′ic

,
Noun.
1.
A line consisting chiefly or wholly of dactyls;
as, these lines are
dactylics
.
2.
pl.
Dactylic meters.

Webster 1828 Edition


Dactylic

DAC'TYLIC

,
Adj.
Pertaining to or consisting of dactyls; as dactylic verses; a dactylic flute, a flute consisting of unequal intervals.

Definition 2019


dactylic

dactylic

English

Adjective

dactylic (comparative more dactylic, superlative most dactylic)

  1. of or consisting of dactyls.
  2. of a dactyl.

Translations

Noun

dactylic (plural dactylics)

  1. a dactylic verse.

See also

  • dactylically