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Meaning of "anapest" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ANAPEST

anapest  [ˈænəpɛst] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ANAPEST

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Anapest is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ANAPEST 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.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ANAPEST


anapaest
ˈænəpɛst
best
bɛst
breast
brɛst
Budapest
ˌbjuːdəˈpɛst
chest
tʃɛst
contest
ˈkɒntɛst
dressed
drɛst
est
ɛst
fest
fɛst
guest
ɡɛst
jest
dʒɛst
pest
pɛst
processed
ˈprəʊsɛst
quest
kwɛst
request
rɪˈkwɛst
rest
rɛst
rinderpest
ˈrɪndəˌpɛst
suggest
səˈdʒɛst
test
tɛst
west
wɛst

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ANAPEST

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

WORDS THAT END LIKE ANAPEST

artiest
at the earliest
at the latest
biggest
flippest
for the best
forest
fowl pest
greatest
heppest
hippest
honest
interest
latest
on request
tempest
the best
the latest
the rest
unhippest

Synonyms and antonyms of anapest in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «anapest» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ANAPEST

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Translator English - Chinese

anapest
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

anapest
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English

anapest
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

anapest
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

anapest
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

анапест
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

anapest
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

anapest
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

anapeste
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Anapest
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Anapäst
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

anapest
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anapest
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Translator English - Javanese

Anapest
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

anapest
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இரண்டு சிறு அசையைத் தொடர்ந்து ஒரு நீண்ட அசை கொண்ட மூன்று அசை அடி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अनपेस्ट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

feilün
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

anapesto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

anapest
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

анапест
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

anapest
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Translator English - Greek

anapest
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

anapest
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

anapest
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

anapest
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of anapest

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ANAPEST»

The term «anapest» is normally little used and occupies the 140.095 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about anapest

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ANAPEST»

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Composing the Modern Subject: Four String Quartets by Dmitri ...
The anapest line of the violin is an altered inversion of the anapests that opened the earlier movement. The alteration is extreme: where as the first movement opens with a solo texture, a metronome marking of J=120 and a dynamic marking of ...
Sarah Jane Reichardt, 2008
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Writing Metrical Poetry: Contemporary Lessons for Mastering ...
The Anapest (in the heart) Like the trochee, the anapest is generally used as a substituted foot within an iambic line. The anapest, like the iamb, is a rising foot, and our tendency to race over the two unstressed syllables to get to the accent ...
William Baer, 2006
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An Exaltation of Forms: Contemporary Poets Celebrate the ...
In iambics, this produces the anapest (or the " of the amphibrach), the defective foot or single stress, the spondee, and the trochee. (Other substitutions are more complicated combinations, such as the reversal across two consecutive feet that  ...
Annie Finch, Kathrine Varnes, 2002
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Anapest: The Minicomic
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David Chelsea, Chad Essley, 2011
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The theatre of the Greeks a series of paper relating to the ...
1817, p. 36=22, 3.) 3. Besides the initial Anapest (restricted, however, as below1) in common words, in certain proper names, which could not else be introduced, the Anapest is admitted also into the 2d, 3d, 4th, and 5th places of the verse. (2d.)  ...
John William DONALDSON, 1849
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Pronouncing English: A Stress-based Approach, with CD-Rom
Analyzing a sentence for metric patterns Since the car had been used for a week or so as a demonstrator, anapest anapest anapest iamb anapest [odd feet out] * I was able to drive it before purchase, and thus became aware anapest anapest ...
Richard V. Teschner, Melvin Stanley Whitley, 2004
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The theatre of the greeks of the history: literature and ...
1817- pp. 36 = 22, 3.) 3. Besides the initial Anapest (restricted, however, as below ') in common words, in certain proper names, which could not else be introduced, the Anapest is admitted also into the 2d, 3d, 4th, and 5th places of the verse.
‎1830
8
The Classical Journal
tyl, and in the second an Iamb resolved into a Tribrach. Wl ther the short intervening monosyllable may coalesce with the p ceding word, so as to make an Anapest, may admit of some dou as examples of this sort are very rare, while examples ...
9
The Theatre of the Greeks, Or, The History, Literature, and ...
1817- pp. 36 = 22, 3.) 3. Besides the initial Anapest (restricted, however, as below *) in common words, in certain proper names, which could not else be introduced, the Anapest is admitted also into the 2d, 3d, 4th, and 5th places of the verse.
Philip Wentworth Buckham, 1830
10
Institutes of Latin Grammar
The Simonidian Dimeter, Acatalectic, consisting of an anapest, a dactyl, or a spondee, in the first place ; and in the last, an anapest, or spondee ; as 1 2 Deflete virion, Quo non Potuit Dlsch'e Una alius atius causas, tantum Parte au dita, Scepe ...
John Grant, 1823

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ANAPEST»

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1
The Most Beautiful Word of All
... a sonorous combination of consonants, unfamiliarity (but not obscurity), and a pleasing rhythm, often including an anapest (dum-dum-DUM), ... «Chronicle of Higher Education, Jun 15»
2
Go Ask Alice
As for the anapest, the waltzing metre in which Carroll delighted (“I engage with the Snark—every night after dark— / In a dreamy delirious ... «The New Yorker, May 15»
3
Philip Levine, a Poet of Grit, Sweat and Labor, Dies at 87
It was a metrically auspicious birth date — the spondee “ONE, TEN” resounding like slaps on a baby's bottom, the anapest “twenty-EIGHT” ... «New York Times, Feb 15»
4
To Russia, With Tough Love
Children in Moscow schools used to learn poetry meters and rhyming patterns and could tell an iamb from an anapest, but a couple of years ... «New York Times, Nov 14»
5
Why Does English Use "Iambic Pentameter" and Other Greek Poetic …
Dactyl is related to the word for finger, because heavy-light-light is like three joints, while anapest is literally "strike backwards," because ... «Slate Magazine, Sep 14»
6
Steely Dan | Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall | 7/2/2014 | Review
... screenwriter Ted Griffin's elliptical, rhythmic anapest (poetry-speak for: unstressed-unstressed-stressed metric foot), which reduces what must ... «Grateful Web, Jul 14»
7
Hermès Celebrates Its Artistry
“Electron” was the word she settled on to describe herself, emphasizing the last syllable, the word drawn out into a Gallic anapest. She floats ... «New York Times, May 14»
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Pointlessness is Pointlessness is Pointlessness: David Orr Writes …
Pound won't tell you what an anapest is, either, but he includes very little about Foetry.com. I am not suggesting that this is a bad book of its ... «New York Observer, Apr 11»
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The Irish limerick has entertained us for centuries
(Scansion fans will recognize this three-syllable foot as an anapest, but I digress.) Citing Lord Byron as a purveyor of his preferred meter, Reidy ... «Houston Chronicle, Mar 11»
10
Who's Afraid of Poetry?
... some Langston Hughes), followed by exercises in which we were forced to identify an iamb, an anapest, and other dull flora and fauna of the land of poetry. «Utne Reader Online, Sep 10»

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