adjective, often capitalized
al·​ca·​ic | \ al-ˈkā-ik How to pronounce alcaic (audio) \

Definition of alcaic

: relating to or written in a verse or strophe marked by complicated variation of a dominant iambic pattern

Other Words from alcaic

alcaic noun, often capitalized

First Known Use of alcaic

1631, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alcaic

Late Latin Alcaicus of Alcaeus, from Greek Alkaïkos, from Alkaios Alcaeus, flourished about 600 b.c. Greek poet

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“Alcaic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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