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alcaic

adjective, al·ca·ic often capitalized \al-ˈkā-ik\

Definition of ALCAIC

:  relating to or written in a verse or strophe marked by complicated variation of a dominant iambic pattern
alcaic noun often capitalized
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Origin of ALCAIC

Late Latin Alcaicus of Alcaeus, from Greek Alkaïkos, from Alkaios Alcaeus, fl ab 600 b.c. Greek poet
First Known Use: circa 1637

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