alexandrine

noun, often capitalized al·ex·an·drine \ -ˈzan-ˌdrēn , -drən , -ˌdrīn \
|Updated on: 26 Apr 2018

Definition of alexandrine

: a line of verse of 12 syllables consisting regularly of 6 iambs with a caesura after the third iamb

alexandrine

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of alexandrine

French alexandrin, adjective, from Alexandre Alexander the Great; from its use in a poem on Alexander


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