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  1. (context, US, prosody) A metrical foot consisting of three syllables, two short and one long (e.g the word "velveteen").
  2. (context, US, prosody) A fragment, phrase or line of poetry or verse using this meter; e.g. "Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot, but the Grinch, who lived just north of Whoville, did NOT!" ( Dr Seuss aka Theodor Geisel).
    Etymology: From (term, anapaestus), from Ancient Greek (term, á, , reversed, sc=polytonic, tr=anapaistos), from (term, á, , back, sc=polytonic, tr=ana) + (term, , , to strike, sc=polytonic, tr=paiein).

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