See also: dactyl-

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A dactyl is like a finger, having one long part followed by two short stretches.

From Latin dactylus, from Ancient Greek δάκτυλος (dáktulos, a finger), three bones of the finger corresponding to three syllables.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdæktɪɫ/
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dactyl (plural dactyls)

  1. A metrical foot of three syllables (— ⏑ ⏑), one long followed by two short, or one accented followed by two unaccented.

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