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adonic

adjective, often capitalized adon·ic \ ə-ˈdä-nik \
variants: or less commonly adonian \ə-ˈdō-nē-ən\

Definition of adonic

1 :of, relating to, or like Adonis; especially :exceptionally handsome
  • the youth's adonic features
2 :having a rhythm consisting of a dactyl followed by a spondee or by a trochee
  • adonic verse

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Origin and Etymology of adonic

Adonis, mythological personage + English -ic or -ian


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adonic

noun, often capitalized adon·ic \ ə-ˈdä-nik \

Definition of adonic

plural -s
:a verse having adonic rhythm

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First Known Use of adonic

1579


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