epitrite

epitrite

(ˈɛpɪˌtraɪt)
n
a metrical foot with three long syllables and one short one
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The epitrite is not used as the basis of any rhythm in Latin verse, though it did appear as a rhythm for the clausulae of Ciceronian orations.
He notes Beaumont and Fletcher's ingenious use of "Iambic Pentameter Hyperacatalectic, their Proceleusmatics, and Dispondaeuses-proceleusmatics," "not to mention the Choriambics, the Ionics, the Paeons, and the Epitrites.