Tetrapody Te*trap"o*dy, n. [Gr. ?.] A set of four feet; a measure or distance of four feet. [1913 Webster]

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  • tetrapody — tetrapodic /te treuh pod ik/, adj. /te trap euh dee/, n., pl. tetrapodies. Pros. a measure consisting of four feet. [1840 50; < Gk tetrapodía. See TETRA , POD, Y3] * * * …   Universalium

  • tetrapody — noun A set of four metrical feet …   Wiktionary

  • tetrapody — te·trap·o·dy …   English syllables

  • tetrapody — /tɛˈtræpədi/ (say te trapuhdee) noun a group of four metrical feet. {Greek tetrapodia} –tetrapodic /tɛtrəˈpɒdɪk/ (say tetruh podik), adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • tetrapody —   n. verse of four feet.    ♦ tetrapodic, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • tetrapody — dē noun ( es) Etymology: Greek tetrapodia, from tetrapod , tetrapous four footed + ia y : a unit of four metrical feet …   Useful english dictionary

  • archilochian — I. |ärkə̇|lōkēən adjective Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Archilochus, 7th century B.C. Greek poet (from Latin, from Greek Archilochos) + English ian 1. a …   Useful english dictionary

  • dipody — dipodic /duy pod ik/, adj. /dip euh dee/, n., pl. dipodies. Pros. a group of two feet, esp., in accentual verse, in which one of the two accented syllables bears primary stress and the other bears secondary stress. [1835 45; < LL dipodia < Gk:… …   Universalium

  • accent — Synonyms and related words: Alexandrine, accent mark, accents, accentuate, accentuation, amphibrach, amphimacer, anacrusis, anapest, antispast, arsis, articulation, bacchius, bar, beat, belabor, broad accent, brogue, burr, cadence, caesura,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • anapest — Synonyms and related words: Alexandrine, accent, accentuation, amphibrach, amphimacer, anacrusis, antispast, arsis, bacchius, beat, cadence, caesura, catalexis, chloriamb, chloriambus, colon, counterpoint, cretic, dactyl, dactylic hexameter,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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