arsis definition

  • noun:
    • The quick or unaccented section of a metrical foot, particularly in quantitative verse.
    • The accented or long section of a metrical foot, particularly in accentual verse.
    • Music The upbeat or unaccented part of a measure.
    • The stronger part of a musical measure or a metrical foot.
    • The height regarding the hand, or that an element of the club at which it is raised, in beating time; the poor or unaccented an element of the club, against the thesis.
    • That part of a foot where in actuality the ictus is placed, or that will be distinguished from remainder (known as the thesis) for the base by a larger anxiety of sound.
    • That level of vocals now known as metrical accentuation, and/or rhythmic accent.
    • The elevation of the hand, or that the main bar from which it really is raised, in beating time; the weak or unaccented area of the bar; -- opposed to thesis.
    • In prosody: initially, the metrically unaccented part of a foot, as opposed to the thesis or component which obtains the ictus or metrical anxiety.
    • In commonplace contemporary consumption, that section of a foot which holds the ictus or metrical accent, instead of the metrically unaccented component, labeled as the thesis.
    • In physiol. acoustics, a periodical escalation in the power of a sound, creating a rhythmical effect.

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