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Meaning of AMPHIBRACH

Pronunciation:  'amfu`brak

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a metrical unit with unstressed-stressed-unstressed syllables (e.g., `remember')
 

AMPHIBRACH is a 10 letter word that starts with A.

 

 See Also: foot, metrical foot, metrical unit

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Am"phi*brach\ ([a^]m"f[i^]*br[a^]k), n. [L. ?, Gr. ?
short at both ends; 'amfi` + brachy`s short.] (Anc. Pros.)
A foot of three syllables, the middle one long, the first and
last short ([crescent] -- [crescent]); as, h[a^]b[=e]r[e^].
In modern prosody the accented syllable takes the place of
the long and the unaccented of the short; as, pro-phet"ic.

 

 

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