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Anapestic Definition

A three syllable foot made of two unstressed syllables followed by one stressed syllable .

Anapestic Poem Example

comprehend, intervene

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Other Anapestic Definition

[adj] (of a metric foot) characterized by two short syllables followed by a long one

Misc. Definitions

\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.

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