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rhopalic

adjective rho·pal·ic
variants: or ropalic \(ˈ)rō¦palik\

Definition of rhopalic

:having each succeeding unit in a prosodic series larger or longer than the preceding one:
a :having each successive word in a line or verse longer by one syllable than its predecessor
b :having successive lines of a stanza increasing in length by the addition of one element (as a syllable or metrical foot)

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Origin and Etymology of rhopalic

Late Latin rhopalicus, from Greek, rhopalikos rhopalic, like a club (i.e., thicker toward the end), from rhopalon club + -ikos -ic; perhaps akin to Greek rhabdos rod


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rhopalic

noun \ " \

Definition of rhopalic

plural -s
:a rhopalic line, verse, or stanza

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