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adonic

adjective, often capitalized adon·ic \ə-ˈdä-nik\
variants: less commonly

adonian

\ə-ˈdō-nē-ən\

Definition of adonic

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or like Adonis; especially :  exceptionally handsome the youth's adonic features

  2. 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


First Known Use: 1671


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adonic

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

Definition of adonic

plural

-s

  1. :  a verse having adonic rhythm

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1579

First Known Use of adonic

1579


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