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Latin proceleusmaticus, from Ancient Greek [script needed], to rouse to action beforehand, to incite.


proceleusmatic (plural proceleusmatics)

  1. (poetry) A metrical foot consisting of four short syllables.


proceleusmatic (comparative more proceleusmatic, superlative most proceleusmatic)

  1. Inciting; animating; encouraging.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Johnson to this entry?)
  2. (poetry, not comparable) Consisting of four short syllables; composed of metrical feet of four short syllables each.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.