Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a foot of two short (unstressed-unstressed) syllables.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In ancient prosody, a foot consisting of two short syllables; a pyrrhic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a metrical unit with unstressed-unstressed syllables

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Examples

  • /'And YET' /is a complete 'iambus'; but 'anyet' is, like 'spirit', a dibrach u u, trocheized, however, by the 'arsis' or first accent damping, though not extinguishing, the second.

    Literary Remains, Volume 2

  • _spirit_, a dibrach u u, trocheized, however, by the _arsis_ or first accent damping, though not extinguishing, the second.

    Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, Beaumont and Fletcher

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