from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Having an extra syllable or syllables at the end of a metrically complete line of verse or in a metrical foot.
from The Century Dictionary.
- In prosody, having an additional syllable or half-foot (thesis or arsis) after the last complete dipody: as, a hypercatalectic colon or verse.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective (Pros.) Having a syllable or two beyond measure.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Which has an extra
syllableadded to the last dipody(foot of a verse).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun (prosody) a line of poetry having an extra syllable or syllables at the end of the last metrical foot
- adjective (verse) having an extra syllable or syllables at the end of a metrically complete verse or in a metrical foot
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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Mr Guest's rule, ending the verse, and where it would, consequently, make a hypercatalectic eleventh syllable, still be pronounced -- as
He explained to me most seriously the differences between trimeter Iambics when they were catalectic, acatalectic, hypercatalectic.
The Private Life of Henry Maitland Roberts, Morley, 1857-1942 1912
The rhythm of the lines is marked, the effect upon the ear being quite like that of English iambic pentameters hypercatalectic.
Frederic Mistral Downer, Charles A 1901
The normal line of which these quatrains are composed is a thirteen-syllabled one divided by a central pause, so that the first half is an iambic dimeter catalectic, and the second an iambic dimeter hypercatalectic.