plural -s
: a trisyllabic foot consisting of a short syllable between two long syllables in quantitative verse or of an unstressed syllable between two stressed syllables in accentual verse
the word runaway is an accentual amphimacer

called also cretic

Word History


Latin amphimacrus, from Greek amphimakros, literally, long at both ends, from amphi- + makros long

First Known Use

1589, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amphimacer was in 1589

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“Amphimacer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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