• WordNet 3.6
    • adj Adonic having a rhythm consisting of a dactyl followed by a spondee or a trochee "the verse of the laments is Adonic"
    • adj Adonic or relating to or like Adonis
    • n Adonic a verse line with a dactyl followed by a spondee or trochee; supposedly used in laments by Adonis
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Adonic Relating to Adonis, famed for his beauty.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • adonic Of or pertaining to Adonis. See Adonis, etymology.
    • n adonic An Adonic verse: so called, it is said, because used in songs sung at the Adonia, or festival of Adonis. It consists of a dactyl and a spondee or trochee, as rāră jŭvēntū s, and on account of its animated movement is adapted to gay and lively poetry. It is seldom used by itself, but is joined with other kinds of verse. It is said to have been devised by Sappho.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. adonique,: cf. L. Adonius,


In literature:

And as the seer spoke, on the glorious face of Adon-Ai there broke a smile.
"Zanoni" by Edward Bulwer Lytton
CEL'ADON AND AME'LIA, lovers of matchless beauty, and most devoted to each other.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1" by The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
I am Adone Alba, of the Terra Vergine, and my mother is a kind woman.
"The Waters of Edera" by Louise de la Ramée, a.k.a. Ouida
I do not know all, but I come to warn you, and to warn the adon who has been kind to us.
"Romance Island" by Zona Gale
O bell'Adone, o caro Adon, tu taci, Ne rispondi a colei che amasti tanto!
"Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2" by John Addington Symonds
Instead of Adonizing, I will set my long locks on end, and don my slipshod slippers.
"Autumn Leaves" by Various
Ad is a title which occurs very often in composition, as in Ad-Or, Ad-On; from whence was formed Adorus, Adon, and Adonis.
"A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume I." by Jacob Bryant
And Venus grieves, Tibullus' life being spent, As when the wild boar Adon's groin had rent.
"The Works of Christopher Marlowe, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Christopher Marlowe
The term 'Adon,' as is remarked above, is the Phoenician title of the local deity.
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
Tho' he wan't worth more'n what the skin 'ud fetch, he'd adone for them ar Injuns well enuf, for carryin' thar traps an' things.
"The Wild Huntress" by Mayne Reid

In poetry:

And did you mark the Cyprian kiss white Adon
on his catafalque?
And did you follow Amenalk, the God of
"The Sphinx" by Oscar Wilde

In news:

Stanley Adon McCoy, 71, passed away Tuesday, Oct 9, 2012, in Mineral Wells.
Adonal Foyle 's student-based group aims to return politics to the people.
Michelle Gabel/The Post-Standard ADONAL FOYLE (left), a former Colgate basketball star now playing for the Orlan´do Magic, founded Democracy Matters in 2001 — a non-profit group on college campuses that advocates campaign reform.
Adonal Foyle's Kerosene Lamp Foundation holds its holiday party tonight.
Adonal Foyle has announced that he's retiring from the NBA after 13 seasons, the Orlando Sentinel has learned.
Weinberg Adon S DO Inc. Youngstown, OH 44505.

In science:

The QCD expectation of the energy independence of the low momentum particle production from the soft gluon coherence is well met by the hadronic data in the full energy region explored, i.e. in e+e− annihilation from ADONE at 1.6 GeV up to LEP-1.5 and in DIS from Q2 = 12 GeV2 to Q2 = 100 GeV2 .
Recent tests of parton hadron duality in multiparticle final states
Wang, "AWM - 6 periods and 4 periods" , ADONE Technical Note, G-34, 1980 M. Zobov, "Negative Momentum Compaction at DAΦNE", these proceedings H. Ikeda - "Negative Momentum Compaction at KEKB", these proceedings A.
Lattice for Longitudinal Low-Beta