: being or exhibiting triple rhyme in which the last accent falls on the antepenultimate syllable (as in femina, semina)

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Italian, feminine of sdrucciolo slipping, sliding, having the accent on the antepenult, from sdrucciolare to slip, slide

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“Sdrucciola.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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