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Definition of "anapaest" []

  • Same as anapest, anapestic.

Gnu Collaboartive International Dictionary of English: licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

Use "anapaest" in a sentence
  • "And in this way he made that sort of anapaest which is called the Aristophanic anapaest."
  • "Again, Pheneos is a dactyl in lxviii. 111, while Satrachus is an anapaest in xcv."
  • "Upon being challenged to read Eugene Onegin aloud, he started to do this with great gusto, garbling every second word and turning Pushkin's iambic line into a kind of spastic anapaest with a lot of jaw-twisting haws and rather endearing little barks that utterly jumbled the rhythm and soon had us both in stitches."