A Dictionary of Music and Musicians/Anapæst

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ANAPÆST. A metrical foot, consisting of two short syllables, followed by a long one.
{ \override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f \time 2/4 \partial 8 \relative c'' { c16^\lheel c^\lheel c8 -\tweak #'X-offset #0 -\tweak #'Y-offset #3.25 -\tenuto } }
A remarkable instance of Anapæstic rhythm will be found in Weber's Rondo in E♭, op. 62. [See vol. ii. p. 318 a.]

[ W. S. R. ]