plural -s
: a metrical foot or system of four syllables in which an iambic cadence is followed by a trochaic

Word History


Late Latin antispastus, from Greek antispastos drawn in the contrary direction, from antispan to draw in the contrary direction, from anti- anti- entry 1 + span to draw

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“Antispast.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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