anacrustic /-krusˈtik/ adjective
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  • anacrusis — anacrustic /an euh krus tik/, adj. anacrustically, adv. /an euh krooh sis/, n., pl. anacruses / krooh seez/. 1. Pros. an unstressed syllable or syllable group that begins a line of verse but is not counted as part of the first foot. 2. Music. the …   Universalium

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  • anacrusis —   n. unaccented syllable(s) at beginning of verse line, or such notes at beginning of piece of music.    ♦ anacrustic, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

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