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ar•sis



Pronunciation: (är'sis), [key]
n.,
pl. -sesPronunciation: (-sēz). [key]

1. Music.the upward stroke in conducting; upbeat. Cf. thesis (def. 4).
2. Pros.
a. the part of a metrical foot that bears the ictus or stress.
b. (less commonly) a part of a metrical foot that does not bear the ictus. Cf. thesis (def. 5).

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

arsino groupars longa, vita brevis

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