tribrach definition by Webster's New World
Gr. & Latin Prosody a metrical foot consisting of three short syllables
Origin: Classical Latin tribrachys ; from Gr: see tri- and amp; brachy-
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- tribrachic adjective
tribrach definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A metrical foot having three short or unstressed syllables.
Origin: Latin tribrachys, from Greek tribrakhus : tri-, tri- + brakhus, short; see mregh-u- in Indo-European roots.