a line of verse made up of such feet (Ex
.: “Ănd thĕ shéen
thĕir spéars | wăs lĭke stárs | ŏn thĕ séa”)
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Derived forms anapestic (ˌanaˈpestic)
adjective, noun or ˌanaˈpaestic
Word origin of 'anapest'L anapaestus < Gr anapaistos < ana-, back + paiein, to strike: so called from reversing the dactyl