tribrach

noun
tri·​brach | \ ˈtrī-ˌbrak How to pronounce tribrach (audio) \

Definition of tribrach

: a metrical foot of three short syllables of which two belong to the thesis and one to the arsis

Other Words from tribrach

tribrachic \ trī-​ˈbra-​kik How to pronounce tribrach (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of tribrach

1589, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tribrach

Latin tribrachys, from Greek, having three short syllables, from tri- + brachys short — more at brief

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“Tribrach.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tribrach. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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