amphibrach /ˈamfɪbrak/

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[Prosody] a metrical foot consisting of a stressed syllable between two unstressed syllables or (in Greek and Latin) a long syllable between two short syllables.
– origin late 16th cent. (originally in the Latin forms amphibrachus, amphibrachys): via Latin from Greek amphibrakhus ‘short at both ends’.

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