- Prosody. a foot of three short syllables.
Origin of tribrach
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The Tribrach has all its syllables unaccented: as, "Matrmny, exquisite nss."The Comic English Grammar
The Tribrach has all its syllables unaccented: as, Matrmny, exqustenss.The Comic English Grammar
In place of the Iambus, a Tribrach ( ) may stand in any foot but the last.New Latin Grammar
Charles E. Bennett
The Tribrach is a foot of three syllables, all short; and it may be used in the third and fourth places.
The weak feet are those which have the most short syllables or end in a short syllable; as the Pyrrhic, the Trochee, the Tribrach.
- prosody a metrical foot of three short syllables (◡ ◡ ◡)
C16: from Latin tribrachys, from Greek tribrakhus, from tri- + brakhus short
- archaeol a three-armed object, esp a flint implement
C19: from tri- + Greek brakhiōn arm
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