Definition of "dactylic" []

  • Of or consisting of dactyls. (adjective)
  • Of a dactyl. (adjective)
  • A dactylic verse. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "dactylic" in a sentence
  • "While its authorship is often contested, the fact remains that epic poems like The Iliad, written in dactylic hexameters, not only contributed to the evolution of the poetry genre but also to the proliferation of the written word."
  • "I’d much rather gush to fellow students about how amazing Hart Crane is than practice outputting lines in dactylic tetrameter."
  • "(c) _The third measure_ -- called the dactylic measure -- is formed of a combination of three syllables."