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anapest


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Anapest  \An"a*pest\,  n.  [L.  anapaestus  Gr  ?  an  anapest,  i.e., 
  a  dactyl  reserved,  or  as  it  were  struck  back  fr  ?;  ?  back 
  +  ?  to  strike.] 
  1.  (Pros.)  A  metrical  foot  consisting  of  three  syllables,  the 
  first  two  short,  or  unaccented,  the  last  long,  or  accented 
  ([crescent]  [crescent]  -);  the  reverse  of  the  dactyl.  In 
  Latin  d[e^]-[i^]-t[=a]s,  and  in  English  in-ter-vene",  are 
  examples  of  anapests. 
 
  2.  A  verse  composed  of  such  feet. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  anapest 
  n  :  a  metrical  unit  with  unstressed-unstressed-stressed 
  syllables  [syn:  {anapaest}] 




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