hypercatalexis

noun hy·per·cat·a·lex·is \ ˌhī-pər-ˌka-tə-ˈlek-səs \

Definition of hypercatalexis

plural hypercatalexes play \ˌhī-pər-ˌka-tə-ˈlek-ˌsēz\
:the occurrence of an additional syllable after the final complete foot or dipody in a line of verse

hypercatalectic

play \ˌhī-pər-ˌka-tə-ˈlek-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of hypercatalexis

New Latin


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