anacrustic /an'euh krus"tik/, adj.anacrustically, adv.
/an'euh krooh"sis/, n., pl. anacruses /-krooh"seez/.
1. Pros. an unstressed syllable or syllable group that begins a line of verse but is not counted as part of the first foot.
2. Music. the note or notes preceding a downbeat; upbeat.
[1825-35; < L < Gk anákrousis, equiv. to anakroú(ein) to strike up, push back (ana- ANA- + kroúein to strike, push) + -sis -SIS]

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      in classical prosody, the up (or weak) beat, one or more syllables at the beginning of a line of poetry that are not regarded as a part of the metrical pattern of that line. Some scholars do not acknowledge this phenomenon. The term is from the Greek anákrousis, meaning “the act of pushing back,” or “beginning of a tune.”

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