Meaning of anapaestic in English:


Pronunciation /anəˈpiːstɪk/ /anəˈpɛstɪk/



See anapaest

‘But the repetition of ‘call to me’ in its dactylic form makes a continuous anapaestic reading impossible, and the stress dactyls in the following lines makes it clearly inappropriate.’
  • ‘‘The Beautiful Changes’ consists of three six-line stanzas in loose iambics with an anapestic lilt.’
  • ‘That poem, ‘The Pig and the Rooster,’ was in anapestic tetrameter, the poetic meter of ‘The Night before Christmas.’’
  • ‘This anapaestic rhyme comes from Westmounter Harry Mayerovitch, author of Limericks for Hereticks.’
  • ‘Australian psychiatrist Dr John Diamond discovered that the muscles go weak when subjected to ‘stopped anapestic beat of hard rock.’’