antispast

noun an·ti·spast \ ˈantēˌspast , -tə̇- \

Definition of antispast

plural -s
: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


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