noun, plural an·a·cru·ses [an-uh-kroo-seez] /ˌæn əˈkru siz/.
Origin of anacrusis
Related formsan·a·crus·tic [an-uh-kruhs-tik] /ˌæn əˈkrʌs tɪk/, adjectivean·a·crus·ti·cal·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for anacrusis
The third line is remarkable for its anacrusis, which occasionally occurs also in other English hexameters.
There are many instances of anacruses where the last bar has not been shortened by the length of the anacrusis bar.
Of course in such an investigation the use of anacrusis in the types A and A1 should not be neglected.
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]
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