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galliambic

noun gal·li·am·bic \ ˌgalēˈambik \

Definition of galliambic

plural -s
:a galliambic verse or meter

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Origin and Etymology of galliambic

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

adjective

Definition of galliambic

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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