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noun Prosody.
  1. a trisyllabic foot, the arrangement of the syllables of which is long, short, long in quantitative meter, or stressed, unstressed, stressed in accentual meter, as anodyne, an accentual amphimacer.
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Origin of amphimacer

1580–90; < Latin amphimacrus < Greek amphímakros long at both ends. See amphi-, macro-; cf. amphibrach
Also called cre·tic [kree-tik] /ˈkri tɪk/.
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British Dictionary definitions for amphimacer


  1. prosody another word for cretic
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Word Origin for amphimacer

C16: from Latin amphimacrus, from Greek amphimakros both ends being long, from amphi- + makros long
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