Prosody. a foot of three short syllables.
- tri·brach·ic, adjective
- tri·brach·i·al, adjective
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How to use tribrach in a sentence
The tribrach is a foot of three syllables, all short; and it may be used in the third and fourth places.Dissertation on the English Language | Noah Webster, Jr.
The weak feet are those which have the most short syllables or end in a short syllable; as the Pyrrhic, the Trochee, the tribrach.Dissertation on the English Language | Noah Webster, Jr.
The tribrach has all its syllables unaccented: as, "Matrmny, exquisite nss."The Comic English Grammar | Percival Leigh
The tribrach has all its syllables unaccented: as, Matrmny, exqustenss.The Comic English Grammar | Unknown
In place of the Iambus, a tribrach ( ) may stand in any foot but the last.New Latin Grammar | Charles E. Bennett
British Dictionary definitions for tribrach (1 of 2)
prosody a metrical foot of three short syllables (◡ ◡ ◡)
- tribrachic or tribrachial, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for tribrach (2 of 2)
archaeol a three-armed object, esp a flint implement
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