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Definition of 'adonic'


  1. a verse line with a dactyl followed by a spondee or trochee; supposedly used in laments by Adonis
       Synonyms: Adonic line


  1. or or relating to or like Adonis
  2. having a rhythm consisting of a dactyl followed by a spondee or a trochee; "the verse of the laments is Adonic"

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