(ˈ)ā +
of a line of verse
: containing disparate or unconnected rhythmic units: such as
: with unhomogeneous rhythms in the two members distinguished by the caesura
: with diaeresis, hiatus, or syllaba anceps at the caesura so that a quasi independence of the two members is effected

Word History


asynartete asynartetic verse (from Greek asynartētos asynartetic, from a- a- entry 2 + —assumed—synartētos, verbal of Greek synartan to join together from syn- + artan to fasten, hang) + -ic; perhaps akin to Greek aeirein to lift

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“Asynartetic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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