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anapestic (adj.)

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

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Definitions of anapestic

anapestic (adj.)
(of a metric foot) characterized by two short syllables followed by a long one;
Synonyms: anapaestic
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