tribrach

noun
tri·brach | \ ˈtrī-ˌbrak \

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 \ 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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