Definition of spondaic in English:

spondaic

adjective

Prosody
  • 1Of or concerning spondees.

    • ‘Common metrical patterns in both poetry and music are iambic, trochaic, dactylic, amphibrachic, anapaestic, spondaic, and tribrachic.’
    1. 1.1(of a hexameter) having a spondee as its fifth foot.

Origin

Late 16th century: via French or late Latin from Greek spondeiakos, from spondeios (see spondee).

Pronunciation:

spondaic

/spänˈdāik/