What does anapestic mean?

anapestic meaning in General Dictionary

with respect to an anapest composed of an anapests as an anapestic meter foot verse

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  • (of a metric foot) described as two short syllables followed closely by a lengthy one
  • related to an anapest; comprising an anapests; because, an anapestic meter, base, verse.
  • Anapestic measure or verse.

anapestic meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1690s, from Latin anapaesticus, from Greek anapaistikos, from anapaistos (see anapest).


anapestic meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) related to an anapest; comprising an anapests; because, an anapestic meter, base, verse.

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  • (n.) measure or verse.