- IPA: /ænə'kru:sɪs/
- Patrono:Prosody an unstressed syllable at the start of a verse
- (music) an unstressed note or notes before the first strong beat (or downbeat) of a phrase
- 1989: Then Etheridge poised his baton, jerked an upbeat, and made the violinists speak the low G and A of their anacrusis. (Burgess, Any Old Iron)
(prosody) an unstressed syllable at the start of a verse
(music) an unstressed note (or notes) before the first strong beat of a phrase
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anacrusis f. pl.
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