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tetrabrach

[ te-truh-brak ]
/ ˈtɛ trəˌbræk /
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noun Classical Prosody.
a metrical foot or word of four short syllables.
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Origin of tetrabrach

<Greek tetrábrachys having four short syllables. See tetra-, brachy-
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British Dictionary definitions for tetrabrach

tetrabrach
/ (ˈtɛtrəˌbræk) /

noun
(in classical prosody) a word or metrical foot composed of four short syllables (◡ ◡ ◡ ◡)

Word Origin for tetrabrach

C19: from Greek tetrabrakhus, from tetra- + brakhus short
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