Dispondee

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Dispondee (Gr. Lat. Pros) A double spondee; a foot consisting of four long syllables.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dispondee In prosody, a double spondee; two spondees regarded as forming one compound foot.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Dispondee dī-spon′dē a double spondee
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. dispondeus, Gr.; di- = di`s- twice + spondee