HyperDic: dactyl

English > 2 senses of the word dactyl:
NOUNcommunicationdactyla metrical unit with stressed-unstressed-unstressed syllables
bodydactyl, digita finger or toe in human beings or corresponding body part in other vertebrates
dactyl > pronunciation
RhymesAdvil ... zill: 103 rhymes with ihl...
English > dactyl: 2 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA metrical unit with stressed-unstressed-unstressed syllables.
Broadermetrical foot, foot, metrical unit(prosody) a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm
Spanishdáctilo, esdrújulo
Adjectivesdactylicof or consisting of dactyls
English > dactyl: 2 senses > noun 2, body
MeaningA finger or toe in human beings or corresponding body part in other vertebrates.
Part ofvertebrate, craniateanimals having a bony or cartilaginous skeleton with a segmented spinal column and a large brain enclosed in a skull or cranium
Partsnailhorny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits
phalanxAny of the bones of the fingers or toes
NarrowerfingerAny of the terminal members of the hand (sometimes excepting the thumb)
minimusThe fifth digit
toeOne of the digits of the foot
Broaderextremity, appendage, memberAn external body part that projects from the body
Spanishdedo, dígito
Catalandígit, dit
Adjectivespolydactyl, polydactylousof or relating to a person (or other vertebrate) having more than the normal number of digits

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