metrical foot

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Noun1.metrical foot - (prosody) a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythmmetrical foot - (prosody) a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm
metrics, prosody - the study of poetic meter and the art of versification
cadence, metre, meter, measure, beat - (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
dactyl - a metrical unit with stressed-unstressed-unstressed syllables
iamb, iambus - a metrical unit with unstressed-stressed syllables
anapaest, anapest - a metrical unit with unstressed-unstressed-stressed syllables
amphibrach - a metrical unit with unstressed-stressed-unstressed syllables (e.g., `remember')
trochee - a metrical unit with stressed-unstressed syllables
spondee - a metrical unit with stressed-stressed syllables
dibrach, pyrrhic - a metrical unit with unstressed-unstressed syllables
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Some of the more unusual words played were YUAN (a monetary unit of China), PAEON (a metrical foot of four syllables) and KUDU (a large antelope).
Stress was assigned to the head syllable of a metrical foot.
In her 1918 doctoral dissertation, Pause: A Study of Its Nature and Its Rhythmical Function in Verse, as well as in a pair of related articles published in PMLA, Ada Snell provides data to reinforce the material reality of the otherwise notional metrical foot.
WHAT metrical foot in verse consists of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable?