hyporrhythmic

adjective
hy·​por·​rhyth·​mic

Definition of hyporrhythmic

in Greek and Latin prosody
: 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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History and Etymology for hyporrhythmic

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

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

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