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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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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anapaest

An anapaest is a metrical foot used in formal poetry. In classical quantitative meters it consists ... In strict iambic pentameter, anapaests are rare, but they are found with some frequency in freer versions of the ... 2nd Ed. (1989); Jump up ^ The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (2008) Chris Baldick, Oxford University Press.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anapestic_tetrameter

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.

www.dictionary.com/browse/anapestic

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 ...

www.dictionary.com/browse/anapest

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 ...

www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anapest

Define anapest: a metrical foot consisting of two short syllables followed by one ... Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions ...

www.thefreedictionary.com/anapestic

Define anapestic. anapestic synonyms, anapestic pronunciation, anapestic translation, English dictionary definition of anapestic. also an·a·paest n. 1. A metrical ...

en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/us/anapest

Definition of anapest in US English - a metrical foot consisting of two short or unstressed syllables followed by one long or stressed syllable.

www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/anapestic

In noble anapestic lines he pours forth the thought as it comes to him: “'Behold, I could love if I durst! Curry, S. S. (Samuel Silas). Here we have a hexameter ...

www.yourdictionary.com/anapestic

Adjective. (comparative more anapestic, superlative most anapestic). of, or relating to, or composed of an anapest. of, or relating to, one of the distinct beats in a ...