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dactyl

dac·tyl

dactyl

 
pronunciation:
daek tl
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: in prosody, a metrical unit consisting of one accented or long syllable followed by two unaccented or short syllables, as in the words "syllable" and "honesty".
definition 2: a finger or toe.
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derivation: dactylic (adj.)
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