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Meaning of "anapaestic" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ANAPAESTIC

anapaestic  [ˈænəpiːst;] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ANAPAESTIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Anapaestic is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES ANAPAESTIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Anapaest

An anapaest is a metrical foot used in formal poetry. In classical quantitative meters it consists of two short syllables followed by a long one; in accentual stress meters it consists of two unstressed syllables followed by one stressed syllable. It may be seen as a reversed dactyl. This word comes from the Greek ανάπαιστος, anápaistos, literally "struck back", from ana and -paistos, verbal of παίειν, paíein "to strike." Because of its length and the fact that it ends with a stressed syllable and so allows for strong rhymes, anapaest can produce a very rolling, galloping feeling verse, and allows for long lines with a great deal of internal complexity.

Definition of anapaestic in the English dictionary

The definition of anapaestic in the dictionary is written in anapaests.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ANAPAESTIC


archaeozoologist
ˌɑːkɪəʊzuːˈɒlədʒɪst;
roentgenologist
ˌrɒntɡəˈnɒlədʒɪst;

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ANAPAESTIC

anapaest
anapaestical
anapest
anapestic
anaphase
anaphasic
anaphor
anaphora
anaphoral
anaphoresis
anaphoric
anaphorical
anaphorically
anaphrodisia
anaphrodisiac
anaphylactic
anaphylactic shock
anaphylactically
anaphylactoid
anaphylaxis

WORDS THAT END LIKE ANAPAESTIC

agrestic
alkahestic
amnestic
anamnestic
anapestic
asbestic
Avestic
catachrestic
domestic
empaestic
fantastic
gestic
isopiestic
majestic
nondomestic
orchestic
plastic
telestic
transvestic
undomestic

Synonyms and antonyms of anapaestic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «anapaestic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ANAPAESTIC

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Translator English - Chinese

anapaestic
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

anapaestic
570 millions of speakers

English

anapaestic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

anapaestic
380 millions of speakers
ar

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anapaestic
280 millions of speakers

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anapaestic
278 millions of speakers

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anapaestic
270 millions of speakers

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anapaestic
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

anapestique
220 millions of speakers

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Anapaestic
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

anapästischen
180 millions of speakers

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anapaestic
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anapaestic
85 millions of speakers

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Anapaestic
85 millions of speakers
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anapaestic
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

anapaestic
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अनियंत्रित
75 millions of speakers

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anapaestic
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

anapestico
65 millions of speakers

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anapaestic
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

anapaestic
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

anapaestic
30 millions of speakers
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anapaestic
15 millions of speakers
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anapaestic
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anapaestic
10 millions of speakers
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anapaestic
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Trends of use of anapaestic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ANAPAESTIC»

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about anapaestic

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ANAPAESTIC»

Discover the use of anapaestic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to anapaestic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Birds of Aristophanes, with notes by C.C. Felton
Aristophanes Cornelius Conway Felton. CHORUS. Strophe, 451 - 459 = Antistrophe, 539 - 547. 451. Logaoedic anapaests, L _ ^ _i _ „ .1 L ^ ~. 452. Iamb. anap. or iambelegus, ^ j , _L ^ „ J. . 453. Anapaestic, iambic, penthemim, — !_ . !. _. 454.
Aristophanes, Cornelius Conway Felton, 1849
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The Birds: With Notes, and a Metrical Table
Anapaestic, iambic, penthemim, w w j_ w _l _. 454. Trochaic monometer, dactylic trimeter. 455. Anapaestic. 456. Anapaestic. 457. Anapaestic, iambic, antispast. In the antistrophe, the corresponding verse consists of an anapaestic dimeter and ...
Aristophanes, 1861
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The Birds of Aristophanes
Iamb. anap. or iambelegus, w J_ i -L '- • 453. Anapaestic, iambic, penthemim, w w j ! . 454. Trochaic monometer, dactylic trimeter. 455. Anapaestic. 456. Anapaestic. 457. Anapaestic, iambic, antispast. In the antistrophe, the corresponding verse ...
Aristophanes, Cornelius Conway Felton, 1872
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Gildersleeve's Latin Grammar
Anapaestic Rhythms. 777. The Anapaestic Rhythm is an ascending rhythm, in which the Thesis is to the Arsis as 2 to 2. It is represented, By the Anapaest : U u L ; By the Spondee : — L ; By the Dactyl : -— to U; By the Proceleusmaticus : v u co.
B. L. Gildersleeve, G. Lodge, 2013
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The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Comedy
Compared to the anapaests in polymetric cantica, the stichic anapaestic septenarii in Miles contain significantly more long syllables and are more regular. Iambic shortening and proceleusmatic sequences are avoided. Some lines (Mil. 1051 ...
Michael Fontaine, Adele C. Scafuro, 2014
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Musical Design in Sophoclean Theater
There is an unanswerable question posed by the Series of anapaestic en— trance stanzas in Ant. Generally it is assumed that the choregos alone speaks anapaestic recitative (e.g.,_]ebb on 100—61 is quite insistent that the choregos delivers ...
William C. Scott, 1996
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Sophocles: Philoctetes
8.3 Anapaestic dimeter The pattern of heavy and light syllables in an anapaestic metron is W4 W4, and in tragedy there usually are two metra per line (anapaestic dilneter), with free substitution of one heavy syllable for two light syllables or two  ...
Sophocles, Seth L. Schein, 2013
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Verse Form and Meaning in the Poetry of Vladimir ...
Table 3 identifies the anapaestic variation of the four-ictus dol'nik in the prologue, where there is a fixed disyllabic anacrusis in all but two lines, while in the main body of the poem an amphibrachic tendency dominates. One function of the fixed  ...
Robin Aizlewood, 1989
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Seneca: Medea: Edited with Introduction, Translation, and ...
Anapaests Anapaestic dimeters and monometers are used throughout the final parts of the incantation (787–842). For the schema, see above. Anapaestic Colometry There is no consensus on the colometry of the anapaestic lyrics of the  ...
A. J. Boyle, 2014
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The London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of ...
The anapaestic dimeter hypercatalectic contains two anapaestic feet, with an additional short syllable ; as, In tin1 cave | of the' moun- | tain. 4. The anapaestic trimeter acatalectic three anapaestic feet ; as, 6 ye woods, sprg ad y6ur branches  ...
Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ANAPAESTIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term anapaestic is used in the context of the following news items.
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Netflix announces TV series of Green Eggs and Ham
... original content Cindy Holland made the bold step of announcing the news Dr Seuss-style in sort-of-but-not-really anapaestic tetrameter: 'We ... «The List, Apr 15»
2
Feel the beat: how rhythm shapes the way we use and understand …
This meter and many other variants, such as the trochaic (long-short), or anapaestic (short-short-long) derive from Greek and Latin, but are ... «The Guardian, Mar 15»
3
An Investigation into the Impact of Children's Literature Through a …
Seuss is credited for using mnemonics—a device used to assist with learning and retaining information, which he produces using anapaestic tetrameter—“a ... «Student Pulse, Dec 14»
4
Four long-lost Dr Seuss stories published in new collection
The stories feature his distinctive free-flowing rhyme in its anapaestic tetrameter. "He climbed and he climbed and he clum and he clum," he ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Sep 14»
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Pianist Jon Kimura Parker shares talent at Tuckamore Festival
I was prepared to discuss Parker's brilliant performance of Schubert's “Fantasy in C Major” with its “dactylic-anapaestic rhythm,” a term coined ... «The Telegram, Aug 14»
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LaFerrari is the red devil
First, note the anapaestic gallop: la-fer-RAR-eee. For a company whose symbol is a black horse, this is a trick worthy of our beloved Dante. «The Australian, Aug 14»
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Classy vehicle for entertaining verse
Technically, Sant is something of a formalist, though it is only in The First and Last Ballad, written in anapaestic dimeter with an abcb rhyme ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jun 13»
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Dr. Seuss Analyzed for Political, Social Effects
... University of Technology points to the poetic meter Dr. Seuss usually utilized, the name of which — anapaestic tetrameter — sounds like one ... «Pacific Standard, Sep 12»
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Three Simple Tips to Writing Your Own Aaron Sorkin Character Name
Put a cherry on the name if it's pronounced in an anapaestic metre (two short syllables, one long): Charlie Young, Donna Moss, Danny Tripp. «Vulture, Jun 12»
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Poetry enters remarkable new territory
... the T S Eliot short list three times, read "A Play of the Word," a long folk-tale about a mysterious woman, told in drumming anapaestic rhythms. «Independent, Jan 09»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Anapaestic [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/anapaestic>. Aug 2019 ».
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