adonic

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

Definition of adonic 

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

adonic

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

Definition of adonic (Entry 2 of 2)

: a verse having adonic rhythm

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First Known Use of adonic

Adjective

1671, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Noun

1579, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adonic

Adjective

Adonis, mythological personage + English -ic or -ian

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