A trisyllabic metrical base having one accented or lengthy syllable between two unaccented or short syllables, like in the term remember.
A metrical foot in ancient Greek or Latin consisting of two short syllables surrounding one long one (e.g. amāta).
A metrical foot in contemporary prosody, comprising three syllables, the middle one of that will be stressed (example. Jamaica).
A foot of three syllables, the middle one long, the first and last short (˘ -- ˘); as, hăbērĕ. In modern prosody the accented syllable takes the place of the long and the unaccented of the short; as, pro-phet"ic.
In prosody, a foot of three syllables, the middle one long, 1st and last brief: since, hăbērě, in Latin: the alternative of amphimacer.
a metrical product with unstressed-stressed-unstressed syllables (age.g., `remember')