• Anapest Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) A metrical foot consisting of three syllables, the first two short, or unaccented, the last long, or accented (/ / -); the reverse of the dactyl. In Latin d/-/-tas, and in English in-ter-vene#, are examples of anapests.
- (n.) A verse composed of such feet.
• Anapestic Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) Anapestic measure or verse.
- (a.) Pertaining to an anapest; consisting of an anapests; as, an anapestic meter, foot, verse.