acat·​a·​lec·​tic (ˌ)ā-ˌka-tə-ˈlek-tik How to pronounce acatalectic (audio)
: not catalectic
acatalectic verse
acatalectic noun

Word History


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

First Known Use

1589, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acatalectic was in 1589

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Cite this Entry

“Acatalectic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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