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Meaning of "anapestic" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ANAPESTIC

anapestic  [ˌænəˈpiːstɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ANAPESTIC

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

WHAT DOES ANAPESTIC 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 ANAPESTIC


acoustic
əˈkuːstɪk
anacoustic
ˌænəˈkuːstɪk
apneustic
æpˈnuːstɪk
apolaustic
ˌæpəˈlɔːstɪk
catacaustic
ˌkætəˈkɔːstɪk
caustic
ˈkɔːstɪk
diacaustic
ˌdaɪəˈkɔːstɪk
diacoustic
ˌdaɪəˈkuːstɪk
domestic
dəˈmɛstɪk
electroacoustic
ɪˌlɛktrəʊəˈkuːstɪk
empaestic
ɛmˈpiːstɪk
fantastic
fænˈtæstɪk
holocaustic
ˌhɒləˈkɔːstɪk
karstic
ˈkɑːstɪk
neustic
ˈnjuːstɪk
optoacoustic
ˌɒptəʊəˈkuːstɪk
plastic
ˈplæstɪk
psychoacoustic
ˌsaɪkəʊəˈkuːstɪk
stick
stɪk
theopneustic
ˌθɪəpˈnjuːstɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ANAPESTIC

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

WORDS THAT END LIKE ANAPESTIC

agrestic
alkahestic
amnestic
anamnestic
anapaestic
asbestic
Avestic
catachrestic
characteristic
diagnostic
gestic
holistic
isopiestic
majestic
nondomestic
orchestic
realistic
telestic
transvestic
undomestic

Synonyms and antonyms of anapestic in the English dictionary of synonyms

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anapestic
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anapestic
510 millions of speakers

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anapestic
380 millions of speakers
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anapestic
280 millions of speakers

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anapestic
278 millions of speakers

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anapestic
270 millions of speakers

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anapestic
260 millions of speakers

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anapestic
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Anapestic
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anapestic
180 millions of speakers

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anapestic
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anapestic
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Anapestic
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anapestic
80 millions of speakers

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anapestic
75 millions of speakers

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अनैच्छिक
75 millions of speakers

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anapestic
70 millions of speakers

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anapestic
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anapestic
50 millions of speakers

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anapestic
40 millions of speakers

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anapestic
30 millions of speakers
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anapestic
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

anapestic
14 millions of speakers
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anapestic
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

anapestic
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of anapestic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ANAPESTIC»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ANAPESTIC» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ANAPESTIC»

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An Exaltation of Forms: Contemporary Poets Celebrate the ...
These characteristics are common to many anapestic poems, and reflect the requirements of the meter outlined earlier. The Romantic period was probably the heyday for anapestics. Shelley's "The Cloud" (182.0), over eighty lines of anapestic ...
Annie Finch, Kathrine Varnes, 2002
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Poetic Designs: An Introduction to Meters, Verse Forms, and ...
The Triple Meters: Anapestic and Dactylic The triple meters are characteristically associated with effects that are light, or quick, or lively, though in the Victorian period, their heyday, they easily became languorous. Anapestic meters behave in ...
Stephen Adams, 1997
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Euripides, Hecuba: Introduction, Text, and Commentary
89 ww — II paroemiac 90 ww-ww-ww-ww — dactylic hexameter qi -ww-ww-ww v.w — dactylic hexameter 92 — w w — w w anapest 22 - w w w w - anapestic dimeter 94 — „ „ ww- anapestic dimeter 95 _ w w — ww-ww- anapestic dimeter 96 ...
Euripides, Justina Gregory, 1999
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Music in Roman Comedy
In spite of their strong tendency towards exuberance, anapests do not have an inevitable unchanging character. A few short anapestic passages do not represent any increase in excitement or intensity, but merely provide closure (e.g. , Epid.
Timothy J. Moore, 2012
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The Celestial Twins: Poetry and Music Through the Ages
But it is likewise true that — especially in the context of the eighteenth century— anapestic meter seemed somewhat flippant and irreverent in comparison with the staid isosyllabism of iambic pentameter. The opening of "The Garden of Love" ...
Henry Tompkins Kirby-Smith, 1999
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Poetry Dictionary
ANAPEST, ANAPESTIC (an'-uh-pest, an-uh-pes'-tik; Greek, "beaten back") A * foot consisting of two unstressed syllables followed by a stress ( " w ' ). Single words can be anapestic ("unaware," "imprecise," "serenade"), but secondary stress in ...
John Drury, 2005
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An Entertaining Tale of Quadrupeds
Out of the 1,094 verses of Tsiouni's edition of the Tale, 32 are anapestic (i.e., have either the first or second of both hemistichs start with an anapest).16° In Papathomopoulos's edition, 55 verses out of 1,095 are anapestic.“ There are 47 more ...
‎2013
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Progressive Fifth Elocutionary Reader
Anapestic Verse. The Anapest is a poetic foot, consisting of two short syllables and one long one ; as, contravene. There are four forms of this kind of verse ; the first, consisting of one anapestic foot, and the last, of four. 1. The first form of ...
Salem Town, 1857
9
Wells's School Grammar
Anapestic Verse. § 296. Anapestic verse has the accent on every third syllable. The following are the principal forms : — 1. Two anapestic feet ; or two anapests and an unaccented sylla- able; as, " They renew | all my joys." " For no arts | could  ...
William Harvey Wells, 1859
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The institutes of English grammar
Trochaic of One Foot, or Monometer. " Changing, Ranging." Order III. — Anapestic Verse. In Anapestic verse the stress is laid on every third syllable. The first foot of an anapestic line, may be an iambus. Measure 1st. — Anapestic of Four Feet, ...
Goold Brown, 1856

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ANAPESTIC»

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It's time for the annual Nichols School General Information Test
Salmon Chase. William Seward. Samuel Tilden. Thurlow Weed. 8. How many syllables does a poetic line of anapestic tetrameter contain? 6. 8. «Buffalo News, Jun 15»
2
There once was a man…who came from Limerick
The first recorded use of limerick as a name for anapestic poetry was in 18th-century England and it's credited to Edward Lear. Doesn't that just ... «Brighton & Hove Independent, Jun 15»
3
Teen, family appreciates school's support
Fourteen-year-old Brianna Lynn was diagnosed with diffuse anapestic astrocytoma, a form a brain cancer that is mostly found in middle aged ... «Mymonticellonews, Jun 15»
4
Temozolomide with Radiotherapy Safer, Equally Effective as …
Radiotherapy plus temozolomide did not appear to significantly improve survival for anapestic astrocytoma compared with nitrosurea. «Cancer Therapy Advisor, Jun 15»
5
Poem of the week: All Day It Has Rained by Alun Lewis
... in that (to me, anyway) there's no way to herd all its syllables into iambic, spondaic or anapestic feet ('ter' has to be whispered or swallowed). «The Guardian, Jun 15»
6
Genentech To Present Data on Therapeutic Drugs for Lung Cancer …
It has been reported that some NSCLC patients have a rearrangement in a gene called ALK (anapestic lymphoma kinase), resulting in the ... «Lung Cancer News Today, May 15»
7
Bob Dylan book lays out all the lyrics
These lines are loosely anapestic, the unstressed syllables colliding into four strong stresses per line ("and he SPOKE through his CLOAK most ... «The Australian Financial Review, Apr 15»
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Zykadia by Novartis Recommended For EU Approval To Treat ALK+ …
Zykadia from Novartis was recommended for EU approval to address treatment for adult patients suffering from anapestic lymphoma kinase ... «Lung Disease News, Mar 15»
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Targeted Lung Cancer Therapies Are Replacing Conventional …
... Roche are in particularly close competition and are developing drugs that target the PD-L1 pathway and anapestic lymphoma kinase (ALK). «Lung Disease News, Mar 15»
10
Rhymes for the times: Limerick contest starts now
Thom Tillis' idea last month that restaurants shouldn't be required to make employees wash their hands, he gave his take, in anapestic meter. «Charlotte Observer, Mar 15»

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