anapaest


anapaest
/ˈænəpɛst/ (say 'anuhpest), /-pist/ (say -peest)

noun
a foot of three syllables, two short followed by one long (quantitative metre), or two unstressed followed by one stressed (accentual metre). Thus, at a time is an accentual anapaest.
Also, anapest. {Latin anapaestus, from Greek anapaistos struck back, reversed (as compared with a dactyl)
anapaestic /ænəˈpɛstɪk/ (say anuh'pestik), adjective, noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.