antispast

noun
an·ti·spast | \ˈantēˌspast, -tə̇-\
plural -s

Definition of antispast 

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

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History and Etymology for antispast

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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