noun Pha·lae·ce·an \¦falə¦sēən\

Definition of Phalaecean



  1. :  a hendecasyllabic verse in Greek and Latin prosody that is a glyconic with three additional syllables forming a single bacchius or an iambic dipody catalectic :  a logaoedic verse of five feet the first of which is indeterminate, the second a dactyl, and the last three trochees

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Origin and Etymology of phalaecean

Greek phalaikeion phalaecean (from Phalaikos Phalaecus, Greek poet) + English -an

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