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hypercatalexis

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noun hy·per·cat·a·lex·is \-ˌka-tə-ˈlek-səs\

Definition of hypercatalexis

plural

hypercatalexes

play \-ˈlek-ˌsēz\
  1. :  the occurrence of an additional syllable after the final complete foot or dipody in a line of verse

hypercatalectic

play \-ˈlek-tik\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of hypercatalexis

New Latin


First Known Use: circa 1890


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