a diphthong in which the first of two apparent vocalic elements is of lesser stress or sonority than the second, as the (wä) in guava
[gwah-vuh] /ˈgwɑ və/ (Show IPA).
noun 1. a gravity hinge causing a door, shutter, etc., to rise slightly when opened.
noun, Prosody. 1. a rhythmic pattern created by a succession of metrical feet each of which is composed of one accented syllable preceded by one or more unaccented ones.
noun, Astrology. (in a horoscope) 1. the sign of the zodiac on the eastern horizon at any given moment; ascendant.
- Rising trot
noun 1. a horse’s trot in which the rider rises from the saddle every second beat Compare sitting trot