Definition of Anapestic

1. Adjective. (of a metric foot) characterized by two short syllables followed by a long one.

Exact synonyms: Anapaestic
Partainyms: Anapaest, Anapest



Definition of Anapestic

1. a. Pertaining to an anapest; consisting of an anapests; as, an anapestic meter, foot, verse.

Definition of Anapestic

1. Adjective. of, or relating to, or composed of an anapest. ¹

2. Adjective. of, or relating to, one of the distinct beats in a (human?) heartbeat pattern. ¹

3. Adjective. of, or relating to, a rhythmic pattern used in certain forms of poetry (see also limeric or limerick). ¹

4. Adjective. of, or relating to, certain beats in specific types of drum rhythms, e.g. specific beats within the part played by the "surdo" drum. Surdo literally means "deaf" in Brasilian Portuguese, and the surdo drums play the bass parts in a samba rhythm as performed by a batucada (drumming ensemble) during the Carnaval celebration. ¹

5. Noun. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Anapestic

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Anapestic

anangular
anankastic
ananke
anankes
anantherous
ananthous
ananym
ananyms
anapaest
anapaestic
anapaestics
anapaests
anapaite
anapeiratic
anapest
anapestic (current term)
anapestical
anapestics
anapests
anaphase
anaphase-promoting complex
anaphase-promoting complexes
anaphase I
anaphase II
anaphase lag
anaphases
anaphasic
anaphia
anaphor
anaphora

Literary usage of Anapestic

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1. The Institutes of English Grammar, Methodically Arranged: With Forms of by Goold Brown (1861)
"anapestic VERSE. In anapestic verse the stress is laid on every third syllable. The first foot of an anapestic line, may be an iambus. Measure 1st. ..."

2. The Institutes of English Grammar Methodically Arranged: With Forms of by Goold Brown, Henry Kiddle (1873)
"In anapestic verse the stress is laid on every third syllable^ The first foot of an anapestic line, may be an iambus. Measure 1st.—anapestic of Four Feet, ..."

3. English Grammar: The English Language in Its Elements and Forms ; with a by William Chauncey Fowler (1855)
"anapestic DIMETER. Formula xxax 2. § 650. Each of the following lines is composed of two Ana- pests. " In my rage' | shall be seen' The revenge' of a queen' ..."

4. Three Tragedies of Seneca: Hercules Furens, Troades, Medea by Lucius Annaeus Seneca (1908)
"anapestic The favorite choral measure in all the tragedies (occurring twice in each of our three plays) is the anapestic dimeter, consisting of four ..."

5. A Practical Grammar of the English Language by Thomas Wadleigh Harvey (1878)
"... buy'. a it X 7 + Bet'ter | fifty | years' of Eu'rope | than' a | cy'cle || of Oath- | ay'. 258. anapestic MEASURES. 1. anapestic Manometer . . . . uu a. ..."

6. An Introduction to Poetry: For Students of English Literature by Raymond Macdonald Alden (1909)
"anapestic verse stands next to iambic in the extent and importance of its use in English poetry. As has already appeared, the earliest ..."

7. The Elizabethan Lyric: A Study by John Erskine (1903)
"l The third miscellany, the Gorgeous Gallery of Gallant Inventions, shows an increased freedom of rhythm; several of the lyrics are in anapestic or dactylic ..."

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