antispast

noun an·ti·spast \ˈantēˌspast, -tə̇-\

Definition of antispast

plural

-s

  1. :  a metrical foot or system of four syllables in which an iambic cadence is followed by a trochaic

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Origin and Etymology of antispast

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


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