Adonic line

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Adonic line a verse line with a dactyl followed by a spondee or trochee; supposedly used in laments by Adonis
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Usage

In literature:

Whenever Don Adone entered and spoke a line or two, he was greeted with thunders of applause.
"The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi" by Count Carlo Gozzi
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