Meaning of anapest

an•a•pest

Pronunciation: (an'u-pest"), [key]
— n. Pros.
  1. a foot of three syllables, two short followed by one long in quantitative meter, and two unstressed followed by one stressed in accentual meter, as in for the nonce.
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