dactyl

IPA: dˈæktɪɫ

noun

  • A metrical foot of three syllables (— ⏑ ⏑), one long followed by two short, or one accented followed by two unaccented.

Examples of "dactyl" in Sentences

  • It doesn't scan as a double dactyl.
  • It may be seen as a reversed dactyl.
  • Dactylic tetrameter is a metre in poetry.
  • Dactylic pentameter is never used in isolation.
  • Dactylic pentameter is a form of meter in poetry.
  • (which should be easy enough to pronounce) and "dactyl".
  • An example of this form of poetry is the dactylic hexameter.
  • Dactyl is the first satellite of an asteroid to be discovered.
  • It is found in the dactylic hexameter and the dactylic pentameter.
  • A double dactyl can therefore simply mean two consecutive dactyls.
  • A 'double dactyl' can therefore simply mean two consecutive dactyls.
  • Because of the lever action, the striking limb called a dactyl moves much faster than the releasing chitin and attains the tremendous acceleration.
  • Other researchers have studied a variety of ways for climbing robots to stick to walls, including dry adhesives, microspines, so-called "dactyl" spines or large claws like ROCRs, suction cups, magnets, and even a mix of dry adhesive and claws to mimic wall-climbing geckos.
  • Other researchers have studied a variety of ways for climbing robots to stick to walls, including dry adhesives, microspines, so-called "dactyl" spines or large claws like ROCR's, suction cups, magnets, and even a mix of dry adhesive and claws to mimic wall-climbing geckos.
  • Of course the 'trochee trochee dactyl trochee trochee pattern is only the vaguest approximation of quantitative metrics, but it nonetheless imposes (lyrical or playful) exigencies on the language of the poem that lead, in the best of cases, to discovery, directions to the poem unexpected even to the poet.
  • Some prefer the _Iambic_ (macron-breve) (short - long) as approaching the nearest to common language; for which reason, they say, it is generally made use of in fables and comedies, on account of it's resemblance to conversation; and because the dactyl, which is the favourite number of hexameters, is more adapted to a pompous style.

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