A metrical foot. The term means "short
(brachys) on either side (amphi)," which perfectly
describes the foot a stressed syllable surrounded by two
unstressed syllables. Some amphibrachs: "another," "uncommon,"
From the Guide to Literary Terms by Jack Lynch.
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