tri·​brach ˈtrī-ˌbrak How to pronounce tribrach (audio)
: a metrical foot of three short syllables of which two belong to the thesis and one to the arsis
tribrachic adjective

Word History


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

First Known Use

1589, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tribrach was in 1589

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Cite this Entry

“Tribrach.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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