Definition of amphibrach
: a metrical foot consisting of a long syllable between two short syllables in quantitative verse or of a stressed syllable between two unstressed syllables in accentual verse romantic is an accentual amphibrach
amphibrachicplay \ˌam(p)-fə-ˈbra-kik\ adjective
Origin and Etymology of amphibrach
Latin amphibrachys, from Greek, literally, short at both ends, from amphi- + brachys short — more at brief
First Known Use: 1765
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