hypercatalectic

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Recorded from circa 1700; from Latin hypercatalēcticus, from the root of the equivalent Ancient Greek (hyperkatalēktikos) (itself from hyper- + (katalēktikos) 'incomplete') + -icus '-ic'.

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hypercatalectic (comparative more hypercatalectic, superlative most hypercatalectic)

  1. Which has an extra syllable added to the last dipody (foot of a verse).

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