Anapest

A kind of metrical foot. An anapest (or anapaest) comprises two unstressed syllables and one stressed one: for example, "unabridged," "intercede," "on the loose."

Because an anapest has three syllables per foot, it's called a triple meter.


From the Guide to Literary Terms by Jack Lynch.
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