anacrusi

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Catalan[edit]

Beginning of BWV 736, with an anacrusi shown in red.
File:Anacrusis-bwv736.mid (file)

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀνάκρουσις (anákrousis).

Noun[edit]

anacrusi f (plural anacrusis)

  1. (prosody) anacrusis; unstressed syllable at the start of a verse
  2. (music) anacrusis; unstressed note or notes before the first strong beat (or downbeat) of a phrase

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ana- +‎

Noun[edit]

anacrusi f (uncountable)

  1. anacrusis
  2. (music) upbeat (unstressed beat at beginning of bar)

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