What does amphibrach mean?

amphibrach meaning in General Dictionary

A foot of three syllables the middle one long 1st and final quick breve breve as habrevebemacrrebreve In modern-day prosody the accented syllable takes the spot associated with lengthy therefore the unaccented of the brief as pro phetic

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  • a metrical product with unstressed-stressed-unstressed syllables (e.g., `remember')
  • A foot of three syllables, the middle one long, the first and final quick (~ -- ~); because, h/b/r/. In modern prosody the accented syllable takes the spot for the long in addition to unaccented regarding the brief; because, pro-phet#ic.

amphibrach meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1580s, from Latin amphibrachus, from Greek amphibrakhys, a foot consisting of a long syllable between two brief, virtually "brief at both stops," from amphi- "on both edges" (see amphi-) + brakhys "quick" (see brief (adj.)).


amphibrach meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) A foot of three syllables, the middle one very long, initial and final quick (~ -- ~); as, h/b/r/. In contemporary prosody the accented syllable takes the spot of long therefore the unaccented of this quick; since, pro-phet#ic.