HyperDic: adonic

English > 3 senses of the word Adonic:
ADJECTIVEpertAdonicor relating to or like Adonis
allAdonichaving a rhythm consisting of a dactyl followed by a spondee or a trochee
NOUNcommunicationAdonic, Adonic linea verse line with a dactyl followed by a spondee or trochee
English > Adonic: 3 senses > adjective 1, pert
MeaningOr relating to or like Adonis.
NounsAdonis(Greek mythology) a handsome youth loved by both Aphrodite and Persephone
English > Adonic: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningHaving a rhythm consisting of a dactyl followed by a spondee or a trochee.
Broaderrhythmical, rhythmicrecurring with measured regularity
English > Adonic: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA verse line with a dactyl followed by a spondee or trochee; supposedly used in laments by Adonis.
SynonymAdonic line
Broaderverse, verse lineA line of metrical text

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