acatalectic

adjective
acat·​a·​lec·​tic | \ (ˌ)ā-ˌka-tə-ˈlek-tik How to pronounce acatalectic (audio) \

Definition of acatalectic

: not catalectic acatalectic verse

Other Words from acatalectic

acatalectic noun

First Known Use of acatalectic

1589, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acatalectic

borrowed from Late Latin acatalēcticus, from a- a- entry 2 (borrowed from Greek a-) + catalēcticus "catalectic," borrowed from Greek katalēktikós — more at catalectic

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The first known use of acatalectic was in 1589

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“Acatalectic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acatalectic. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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