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[am-fim-uh-ser] /æmˈfɪm ə sər/

noun, Prosody.
a trisyllabic foot, the arrangement of the syllables of which is long, short, long in quantitative meter, or stressed, unstressed, stressed in accentual meter, as anodyne, an accentual amphimacer.
(prosody) a metrical foot consisting of three syllables, the first long, the second short, and the third long (– ◡ –) Also called amphimacer Compare amphibrach
(prosody) another word for cretic


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