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adonic


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adonic  \A*don"ic\,  a.  [F.  adonique:  cf  L.  Adonius.] 
  Relating  to  Adonis,  famed  for  his  beauty.  --  n.  An  Adonic 
  verse. 
 
  {Adonic  verse},  a  verse  consisting  of  a  dactyl  and  spondee 
  (--  [crescent]  [crescent]  |  --  --). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Adonic 
  n  :  a  verse  line  with  a  dactyl  followed  by  a  spondee  or  trochee; 
  used  in  laments  by  Adonis  [syn:  {Adonic},  {Adonic  line}] 




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