Anapest : Definition

Anapest

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Definitions of Anapest

Pronunciation : An"a*pest
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [L. anapaestus, Gr. i.e., a dactyl reserved, or, as it were, struck back; fr.
Definition : 1. (Pros.)

Defn: A metrical foot consisting of three syllables, the first two short, or unaccented, the last long, or accented; the reverse of the dactyl. In Latin d, and in English in-ter-vene, are examples of anapests.

2. A verse composed of such feet.


Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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