dactyl - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] literature 

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/ˈdæktɪl/
singulardactyl
pluraldactyls
  1. a section of a line of poetry that consists of one syllable (=part of a word) that you emphasize when speaking followed by two syllables that you do not emphasize. An example of this is the wordpleasantly’.
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