hyporrhythmic

adjective hy·por·rhyth·mic

Definition of hyporrhythmic

in Greek and Latin prosody

  1. :  deficient as to rhythm —used of a hexameter in which the end of a word coincides with the end of each foot and which accordingly has no true caesura

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Origin and Etymology of hyporrhythmic

Greek hyporrhythmos hyporrhythmic (from hypo- + rhythmos measure, rhythm) + English -ic — more at rhythm


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