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weak ending

weak ending
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • /wik ˈen-diŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • /wik ˈen-diŋ/

Definition of weak ending words

  • noun weak ending a verse ending in which the metrical stress falls on a word or syllable that would not be stressed in natural utterance, as a preposition, the object of which is carried over to the next line. 1

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Origin of weak ending

First appearance:

before 1855
One of the 30% newest English words
First recorded in 1855-60

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Parts of speech for Weak ending

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

weak ending popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 31% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 62% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

weak ending usage trend in Literature

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