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[kree-tik] /ˈkri tɪk/
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(prosody) a metrical foot consisting of three syllables, the first long, the second short, and the third long (– ◡ –) Also called amphimacer Compare amphibrach
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C16: from Latin crēticus consisting of the amphimacer, literally: Cretan, from Greek krētikos, from KrētēCrete
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