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alexandrine

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noun, often capitalized al·ex·an·drine \-ˈzan-ˌdrēn, -drən, -ˌdrīn\

Definition of alexandrine

  1. :  a line of verse of 12 syllables consisting regularly of 6 iambs with a caesura after the third iamb

alexandrine adjective


Origin of alexandrine

French alexandrin, adjective, from Alexandre Alexander the Great; from its use in a poem on Alexander


First Known Use: 1667

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