Dactyl

A foot consisting of three syllables where the first is long or stressed and the second two are short or unstressed e.g. as in 'MURmuring'.
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dactyl

[n] - a metrical unit with stressed-unstressed-unstressed syllables
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Dactyl

Dac'tyl noun [ Latin dactylus , Greek da`ktylos a finger, a dactyl. Confer Digit .] 1. (Pros.) A poetical foot of three sylables (— ⌣ ⌣), one long followed by two short, or one accented followed by two unaccented; as, Latin tëgmĭn&#...
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dactyl

1. A poetical foot of three sylables (y e e), one long followed by two short, or one accented followed by two unaccented; as, L. Tegmine, E. Mer'ciful; so called from the similarity of its arrangement to that of the joints of a finger. ... Alternative forms: dactyle. ... 2. <zoology> A finger or toe; a digit. The claw or terminal joint of a l...
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dactyl

noun a metrical unit with stressed-unstressed-unstressed syllables
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dactyl

(dak´tәl) digit.
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Dactyl

• (n.) A finger or toe; a digit. • (n.) The claw or terminal joint of a leg of an insect or crustacean. • (n.) A poetical foot of three sylables (-- ~ ~), one long followed by two short, or one accented followed by two unaccented; as, L. tegm/n/, E. mer6ciful; -- so called from the similarity of its arrangement to that of the joint....
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dactyl

metrical foot consisting of one long (classical verse) or stressed (English verse) syllable followed by two short, or unstressed, syllables. ... [2 related articles]
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dactyl

dactyl A finger, digit, or toe.
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dactyl

Type: Term Pronunciation: dak′til Synonyms: digit
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Dactyl

In poetry, a dactyl is a foot consisting of one long followed by two short syllables, or, in English, one accented and two unaccented, as happily.
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dactyl

a metrical foot consisting of an accented syllable followed by two unaccented ones / ' ~ ~ /. Examples of dactylic words are 'comedy' and 'higgledy,' and of largely dactylic poems Tennyson's 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' and Thomas Hood's 'The Bridge of Sighs.' Longfellow's Evangeline is written in dactylic hexameter, the metre of Homer and of ...
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dactyl

a hollow, nodular to cylindrical protuberance, somewhat resembling a swollen isidium, bounded by a cortex, often opening at the apex to expose the medulla.
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dactyl

In poetry: one stressed syllable is followed by two unstressed syllables.
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Dactyl

The first satellite of an asteroid to be discovered. Dactyl was found in orbit around Ida by the Galileo probe when it flew by the asteroid in 1993. The little moon, measuring 1.6 × 1.4 × 1.2 km, was about 100 km from its much larger companion when photographed. Interestingly, the spectra ...
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dactyl

the median claw at the ventrodistal tip of the telotarsus of the leg. The dactyl is smaller than the ungues (tarsal claws).
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Dactyl

[poetry] A dactyl (δάκτυλος, dáktylos, “finger”) is a foot in poetic meter. In quantitative verse, often used in Greek or Latin, a dactyl is a long syllable followed by two short syllables, as determined by syllable weight. In accentual verse, often used in English, it is a stressed syllable followed by two unstressed syllables...
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Dactyl

[mythology] In Greek mythology, the DactylsPronunciation-needed (from Greek Δάκτυλοι `fingers`) were the archaic mythical race of small phallic male beings associated with the Great Mother, whether as Cybele or Rhea. Their numbers vary, but often they were ten spirit-men so like the three Curetes, the Cabiri or the Korybantes that t...
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dactyl

literally a finger or fingerlike projection on an insect body part
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Dactyl

A three-syllable foot consisting of a heavy stress and two light stresses. Examples of words in Engl
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Dactyl

A metrical foot consisting of an accented syllable followed by two unaccented ones / ' ~ ~ /. Exampl
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