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hypercatalexis

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

Definition of HYPERCATALEXIS

:  the occurrence of an additional syllable after the final complete foot or dipody in a line of verse
hy·per·cat·a·lec·tic \-ˈlek-tik\ adjective
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Origin of HYPERCATALEXIS

New Latin
First Known Use: circa 1890

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