Pronunciation of Anapest  

English Meaning

A metrical foot consisting of three syllables, the first two short, or unaccented, the last long, or accented (⌣ ⌣ -); the reverse of the dactyl. In Latin d&ebreve;- &ibreve;-tās, and in English in-ter-vene\'b6, are examples of anapests.

  1. A metrical foot composed of two short syllables followed by one long one, as in the word seventeen.
  2. A line of verse using this meter; for example, "'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house” ( Clement Clarke Moore).


The Usage is actually taken from the Verse(s) of English+Malayalam Holy Bible.


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