from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to Glycon, an ancient Greek poet of uncertain date: with reference to a kind of verse or meter said to have been invented by him.
  • Pertaining to a particular verse or meter, consisting of four feet, one of which is a dactyl, the others being trochees; composed or consisting of such verses: as, a Glyconic system. See II.
  • noun [lowercase] In ancient prosody, a meter consisting in a series similar to a trochaic tetrapody catalectic . but differing from it by the substitution of a dactyl for the second trochee; by an extension of meaning, any logaœdic tetrapody, catalectic or acatalectic, in which three of the feet are trochees and one is a dactyl.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Pros.) Consisting of a spondee, a choriamb, and a pyrrhic; -- applied to a kind of verse in Greek and Latin poetry.

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  • adjective obsolete, chemistry aldaric


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