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cat•a•lec•tic



Pronunciation: (kat"l-ek'tik), [key] Pros.

adj.
(of a line of verse) lacking part of the last foot; metrically incomplete, as the second line of One more unfortunate,/Weary of breath.

n.
a catalectic line of verse. Cf. acatalectic, hypercatalectic.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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