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dactyl

General Crossword Questions for “dactyl”

  • Work in yard, twisting left foot

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  • A dactyl is a term used in formal English poetry to describe a trisyllablic metrical foot made up of one stressed syllable followed by two unstressed ones. Matador, realize, cereal and limerick as well as the word poetry itself are examples of words that are themselves dactyls. — “Double dactyl - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • In quantitative verse, such as Greek or Latin, a dactyl is a long syllable followed by two short syllables, as determined by syllable weight. The word "poetry" is itself a dactyl, as pointed out in the New York Times Crossword. — “Dactyl (poetry) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Dactyl (poetry), a metrical foot consisting of one long syllable and two short Dactyl Foundation, an arts organization in New York City, founded by Neil Grayson and Tori Alexander in 1996. — “Dactyl - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

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