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hemistich

hem·i·stich

hemistich

 
pronunciation:
he mih stIk
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: half or nearly half of a line of verse or poetry, esp. when a caesura divides the line.
definition 2: a line of verse or poetry that is incomplete or shorter than usual.
derivation: hemistichal (adj.)
Word Parts
The word hemistich contains the following part:
hemi- Greek prefix that means half, partly
synonyms:
semi-, demi-