Prosody. an unstressed syllable or syllable group that begins a line of verse but is not counted as part of the first foot.
Music. the note or notes preceding a downbeat; upbeat.
noun (pl) -ses (-siːz)
(prosody) one or more unstressed syllables at the beginning of a line of verse
an unstressed note or group of notes immediately preceding the strong first beat of the first bar
another word for upbeat
“unstressed syllable at the beginning of a verse,” 1833, Latinized from Greek anakrousis “a pushing back,” of a ship, “backing water,” from anakrouein “to push back, stop short, check,” from ana- “back” (see ana-) + krouein “to strike,” from PIE *kreue- (2) “to push, strike” (cf. Russian krusit, Lithuanian krusu “to smash, shatter,” Old Church Slavonic kruchu “piece, bit of food,” Old English hreowian “feel pain or sorrow,” Old Norse hryggja “make sad”).
total deafness. anacusis an·a·cu·sis or an·a·ku·sis (ān’ə-kōō’sĭs, -kyōō’-) n. Complete deafness.
- Anadama bread
a yeast-raised bread having corn meal and molasses among its ingredients: a traditional food of colonial America.
a garland or wreath for the head. Historical Examples The latter now quietly fastened the anadem she had taken from her head in her sister’s hair, and drew her veil over her face. A Christian But a Roman Mr Jkai anadem, an′a-dem, n. a band or fillet bound round the head: a wreath or chaplet […]
deficient glandular activity. absence of glands.