tetrabrach

[te-truh-brak]

noun Classical Prosody.

a metrical foot or word of four short syllables.

Origin of tetrabrach

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

tetrabrach

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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