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Meaning of ALEXANDRINE

Pronunciation:  aluxh'andreen

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a line of verse that has six iambic feet
 

ALEXANDRINE is a 11 letter word that starts with A.

 

 See Also: line of poetry, line of verse

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Al`ex*an"drine\ (?; 277), a.
    Belonging to Alexandria; Alexandrian. --Bancroft.
    
    
  2. \Al`ex*an"drine\, n. [F. alexandrin.]
    A kind of verse consisting in English of twelve syllables.
    
          The needless Alexandrine ends the song, That, like a
          wounded snake, drags its slow length along. --Pope.
    
    
 

 

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