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Noun: Adonic  u'dó-nik
  1. A verse line with a dactyl followed by a spondee or trochee; supposedly used in laments by Adonis
    - Adonic line
Adjective: Adonic  u'dó-nik
  1. Or relating to or like Adonis
  2. Having a rhythm consisting of a dactyl followed by a spondee or a trochee
    "the verse of the laments is Adonic"

Derived forms: Adonics

See also: rhythmic, rhythmical

Type of: verse, verse line

Encyclopedia: Adonic