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Greek & Latin prosody
: omission of two syllables at the end of a verse composed of the larger metrical units (such as dipodies)

Word History


Late Latin, modification of Greek brachykatalēxia, from brachykatalēktos + -ia -y

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“Brachycatalexis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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