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Anapaest

noun
1.
A metrical unit with unstressed-unstressed-stressed syllables.  Synonym: anapest.






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"Anapaest" Quotes from Famous Books



... must climb, as we do. The public has referred the question to Time: the procedure of this great king I venture to describe, from precedents, by an adaptation of some smart anapaestic tetrameters—your anapaest is the foot for satire to halt on, both in Greek and English—which I read about twenty years ago, and with the point of which I was much tickled. Poetasters were laughed at; but Mr. Slum, whom I employed—Mr. Charles ...
— A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II) • Augustus de Morgan



Words linked to "Anapaest" :   foot, anapest, metrical unit, metrical foot



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