Definition of tribrachic in US English:

tribrachic

adjective

Prosody
  • See tribrach

    • ‘The violin line is based on the tribrachic mode (short - short - short).’
    • ‘These polyphonists enjoyed a somewhat codified rhythmic system: six patterns roughly aligned with the poetic patterns known as trochaic, iambic, dactylic, anapestic, spondaic, and tribrachic.’
    • ‘Common metrical patterns in both poetry and music are iambic, trochaic, dactylic, amphibrachic, anapaestic, spondaic, and tribrachic.’
    • ‘Sometimes, a dreadful thought comes over me that I may have been guilty of the immoral effeminacy of using trochaic and tribrachic movements.’

Pronunciation

tribrachic

/trīˈbrakik/