catalexis

noun
cat·a·lex·is | \ˌka-tə-ˈlek-səs \
plural catalexes\-ˌsēz \

Definition of catalexis 

: omission or incompleteness usually in the last foot of a line in metrical verse

First Known Use of catalexis

1830, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for catalexis

New Latin, from Greek katalēxis close, cadence, from katalēgein

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