antibacchius

antibacchius

(ˌæntɪbæˈkaɪəs)
n
(Poetry) prosody a metrical foot consisting of three syllables, of which the first two are long and the third is short

antibacchius

1. (in quantitative meter) two long syllables followed by a short.
2. (in accented meter) two stressed syllables followed by an unstressed. Cf. bacchius. — antibacchic, adj.
See also: Verse
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