brachycatalectic

adjective
brachy·​catalectic | \ ¦brakē + \

Definition of brachycatalectic

prosody
: characterized by or due to brachycatalexis

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History and Etymology for brachycatalectic

Greek brachykatalēktos (from brachy- + —assumed—katalēktos, verbal of katalēgein to leave off, stop, from kata- cata- + lēgein to stop, cease, leave off) + English -ic; akin to Greek lagaros slack, thin

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“Brachycatalectic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brachycatalectic. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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