[adj] (of a metric foot) characterized by two short syllables followed by a long one
anapaestic - (4 syllables), rhetorical - (4 syllables)
\An`a*pes"tic\, a. [L. anapaesticus, Gr. ?.] Pertaining to an anapest; consisting of an anapests; as, an anapestic meter, foot, verse. -- n. Anapestic measure or verse.