anacrusis /ˌanəˈkruːsɪs/

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I. noun

1.
[Prosody] one or more unstressed syllables at the beginning of a verse.
2.
[Music] one or more unstressed notes before the first bar line of a piece or passage.
– origin mid 19th cent.: modern Latin, from Greek anakrousis ‘prelude’, from ana- ‘up’ + krousis, from krouein ‘to strike’.

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