acatalexis

noun
acat·​a·​lex·​is | \ ¦āˌkatᵊlˈeksə̇s \
plural acatalexes\ -​kˌsēz \

Definition of acatalexis

: the quality of being acatalectic

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First Known Use of acatalexis

1844, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acatalexis

Late Latin, from Greek akatalēxis, from a- a- entry 2 + katalēxis catalexis

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“Acatalexis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acatalexis. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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