[ an-ti-buh-kahy-uh s ]
/ ˌæn tɪ bəˈkaɪ əs /
noun, plural an·ti·bac·chi·i [an-ti-buh-kahy-ahy, -kahy-ee] /ˌæn tɪ bəˈkaɪ aɪ, -ˈkaɪ i/. Prosody.
a foot of three syllables that in quantitative meter consists of two long syllables followed by a short one, and that in accentual meter consists of two stressed syllables followed by an unstressed one.
- antiballistic missile,
- antiballistic missile treaty,
Origin of antibacchius
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