amphimacer

[am-fim-uh-ser]

noun Prosody.

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.

Nearby words

  1. amphigenous,
  2. amphigory,
  3. amphigouri,
  4. amphikaryon,
  5. amphilochus,
  6. amphimarus,
  7. amphimixis,
  8. amphinome,
  9. amphinomus,
  10. amphion

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

amphimacer

noun

prosody another word for cretic

Word Origin for amphimacer

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

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