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an·a·pest
[an-uh-pest]
NOUN [PROSODY.]
1.
a foot of three syllables, two short followed by one long in quantitative meter, and two unstressed followed by one stressed in accentual meter, as in for the nonce.
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An anapaest is a metrical foot used in formal poetry. In classical quantitative meters it consists ... He intersperses anapests and iambs, using six-foot lines ( rather than four feet as above). Since the anapaest is already a long foot, this makes for ... More »
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Anapestic definition, a foot of three syllables, two short followed by one long in quantitative meter, and two unstressed followed by one stressed in accentual ...

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Anapestic tetrameter is a poetic meter that has four anapestic metrical feet per line. Each foot ... up ^ Oxford English Dictionary 2nd Ed. (1989); Jump up ^ The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (2008) Chris Baldick, Oxford University Press.

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Anapest definition, a foot of three syllables, two short followed by one long in quantitative meter, and two unstressed followed by one stressed in accentual meter ...

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Define anapest: a metrical foot consisting of two short syllables followed by one long syllable or of two unstressed syllables followed by one…

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a metrical foot consisting of two short or unstressed syl... Meaning, pronunciation, example sentences, and more from Oxford Dictionaries.

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an·a·pest. also an·a·paest n. 1. A metrical foot composed of two unaccented syllables followed by one accented one, as in the word seventeen. 2. A metrical foot ...

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(prosody) a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm. WORD FORMS. alternate spellings. anapaest. anapest. Word Family.