Definition of arsis in English:
noun (plural arses /-siːz/)Prosody
A stressed syllable or part of a metrical foot in Greek or Latin verse. Often contrasted with thesis (sense 3).
- Comparable to the inversion of geometric patterns, a melodic line could be played in reverse order (temporal thesis) or inverted and presented as the mirror image of the original (temporal arsis).
Definition of arsis in:
- US English dictionary