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tribrach

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noun tri·brach \ˈtrī-ˌbrak\

Definition of tribrach

  1. :  a metrical foot of three short syllables of which two belong to the thesis and one to the arsis

tribrachic

play \trī-ˈbra-kik\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of tribrach

Latin tribrachys, from Greek, having three short syllables, from tri- + brachys short — more at brief


First Known Use: 1589


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