noun, plural an·a·cru·ses [an-uh-kroo-seez] /ˌæn əˈkru siz/.
- anacrotic pulse,
- anadama bread,
Origin of anacrusis
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]
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
Word Origin for anacrusis
"unstressed syllable at the beginning of a verse," 1833, Latinized from Greek anakrousis "a pushing back," of a ship, "backing water," from anakrouein "to push back, stop short, check," from ana- "back" (see ana-) + krouein "to strike," from PIE *kreue- (2) "to push, strike" (cf. Russian krusit, Lithuanian krusu "to smash, shatter," Old Church Slavonic kruchu "piece, bit of food," Old English hreowian "feel pain or sorrow," Old Norse hryggja "make sad").