reversed foot


Definition of reversed foot

  1. :  a foot in which the prevailing cadence of a metrical series or of an adjacent foot is reversed or inverted by exchanging the positions of stressed and unstressed or long and short elements a trochee in an iambic series is a reversed foot — compare inversion

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