Definition of pherecratean in English:

pherecratean

adjective

Classical Prosody
  • Designating a logaoedic metre or verse consisting of three feet, normally a spondee, dactyl, and spondee (or trochee), but admitting of some variations.

noun

Classical Prosody
  • A Pherecratean metre or verse.

Origin

Late 18th century. From post-classical Latin Pherecratius, designating a metre used by the poet Pherecrates + -an; in form pherecratean with ending remodelled after -ean.

Pronunciation

pherecratean

/ˌfɛrɪkrəˈtiːən/