cretic

/ (ˈkriːtɪk) /

noun

prosody a metrical foot consisting of three syllables, the first long, the second short, and the third long (– ◡ –)Also called: amphimacer Compare amphibrach

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Word Origin for cretic

C16: from Latin crēticus consisting of the amphimacer, literally: Cretan, from Greek krētikos, from Krētē Crete
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