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A metrical foot of three short or unstressed syllables.
- ‘He had an instinctive aversion to a succession of short syllables, and even tribrachs are of comparatively rare occurrence.’
- ‘Two consecutive tribrachs cannot be uttered with propriety without an intervening vocal pause.’
- ‘He knows the difference ‘between a tribrach and a molossus, a sapphic and an alcaic’.’
- ‘Professor Murray and Mr Dale have recently discussed the treatment of tribrachs in Greek dramatic verse.’
Late 16th century: via Latin from Greek tribrakhus, from tri- three + brakhus short.
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