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A metrical foot having three short or unstressed syllables.
[Latin tribrachys, from Greek tribrakhus : tri-, tri- + brakhus, short; see mregh-u- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Poetry) prosody a metrical foot of three short syllables (˘˘˘)
[C16: from Latin tribrachys, from Greek tribrakhus, from tri- + brakhus short]
triˈbrachic, triˈbrachial adj
(Archaeology) archaeol a three-armed object, esp a flint implement
[C19: from tri- + Greek brakhiōn arm]
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tri•brach(ˈtraɪ bræk, ˈtrɪb ræk)
a metrical foot of three short syllables.
[< Latin tribrachys < Greek tríbrachys=tri- tri- + brachýs short]
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a foot composed of three short syllables. — tribrachic, adj.See also: Verse
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A prehistoric flint tool with three projections.
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