amphibrach

noun am·phi·brach \ ˈam(p)-fə-ˌbrak \

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

amphibrachic

play \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


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