anapaest

anapest

/ (ˈænəpɛst, -piːst) /

noun

prosody a metrical foot of three syllables, the first two short, the last long (◡ ◡ –)

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Derived forms of anapaest

anapaestic or anapestic, adjective

Word Origin for anapaest

C17: via Latin from Greek anapaistos reversed (that is, a dactyl reversed), from anapaiein, from ana- back + paiein to strike
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