Dictionary

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

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

Browse

2 ENTRIES FOUND:
Next Word in the Dictionary: alcaidePrevious Word in the Dictionary: alcahestAll Words Near: alcaic
July 02, 2015
apprehension Hear it
comprehension or the fear of future evil
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears