Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun dactyl

2 senses of dactyl

Sense 1
dactyl -- (a metrical unit with stressed-unstressed-unstressed syllables)
       => metrical foot, foot, metrical unit -- ((prosody) a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm)

Sense 2
digit, dactyl -- (a finger or toe in human beings or corresponding body part in other vertebrates)
       => extremity, appendage, member -- (an external body part that projects from the body; "it is important to keep the extremities warm")

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