Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A metrical foot composed of a short syllable and two long ones; according to some, two long and a short.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A metrical foot composed of a short syllable and two long ones; according to some, two long and a short.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In prosody, a foot composed of one short and two long syllables, with the ictus on the first long, as in ăvā′ rī, ăbōve′ bōard. See antibacchius and hemiolic.

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Examples

  • For your foote bacchius of a short & two long ye haue these and the like words trisillables [lamenting] [requesting] [renouncing] [repentance] [entering].

    The Arte of English Poesie

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