Translation of dactyl in Spanish:

dactyl

dactílico, n.

Pronunciation /ˈdaktɪl//ˈdæktl/

noun

  • 1

    dactílico masculine
    • Thus a pattern consisting of five iambs would be an iambic pentameter; a pattern consisting of six dactyls would be a dactylic hexameter; and so on.
    • His rhythmic faculties drive anthology-pieces like ‘The Dance’, whose dactyls skip happily over its line breaks.
    • His formula for modern heroic verse, proclaimed up front in the essay, was, in short: more dactyls than trochees, and more trochees than spondees.
    • Southey agrees, however, that the foot before the final trochee should always be a dactyl.
    • My name is absurd too: Malachi Mulligan, two dactyls.