noun, plural an·a·cru·ses [an-uh-kroo-seez]. /ˌæn əˈkru siz/.
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Origin of anacrusis
OTHER WORDS FROM anacrusisan·a·crus·tic [an-uh-kruhs-tik], /ˌæn əˈkrʌs tɪk/, adjectivean·a·crus·ti·cal·ly, adverb
Words nearby anacrusis
Example sentences from the Web for anacrusis
Whether the half-line be first or second, it is usually of the A type without anacrusis.Anglo-Saxon Grammar and Exercise Book|C. Alphonso Smith
Lines with anacrusis in the first section and without it in the second.
Anacrusis gives further variety to the types used in the translation.Beowulf|Release Date: July 19, 2005 [EBook #16328]
There are many instances of anacruses where the last bar has not been shortened by the length of the anacrusis bar.
These forms are also varied by monosyllabic anacrusis combined with monosyllabic thesis, e ow of wrge El.
British Dictionary definitions for anacrusis
noun plural -ses (-siːz)
- an unstressed note or group of notes immediately preceding the strong first beat of the first bar
- another word for upbeat