galliambic

noun
gal·​li·​am·​bic | \ ˌgalēˈambik \
plural -s

Definition of galliambic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a galliambic verse or meter

galliambic

adjective

Definition of galliambic (Entry 2 of 2)

in classical prosody
: consisting of two iambic dimeters catalectic of which the last lacks the final syllable : consisting of four Ionic a minore feet varied by resolution or contraction

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History and Etymology for galliambic

Noun

Latin galliambus, a song of the priests of Cybele, ancient nature goddess of Anatolia (from Gallus, eunuch priest of Cybele—from Greek Gallos — + Latin iambus) + English -ic

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“Galliambic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/galliambic. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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