noun an·ti·bac·chi·us

Definition of antibacchius



  1. :  a metrical foot of three syllables the first two having either primary or intermediate stress and the last being unstressed (as in accentual poetry) or the first two being long and the last short (as in classical prosody)

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of antibacchius

Late Latin, from Late Greek antibakcheios, from Greek anti- 1anti- + bakcheios bacchius — more at bacchius

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up antibacchius? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to cast off or become cast off

Get Word of the Day daily email!