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

Definition of alcaic

  1. :  relating to or written in a verse or strophe marked by complicated variation of a dominant iambic pattern


noun often capitalized

Origin and Etymology 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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