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'arsis' - used as a noun
1. The elevation of the hand, or that part of the bar at which it is raised, in beating time; the weak or unaccented part of the bar; - opposed to thesis
2. That part of a foot where the ictus is put, or which is distinguished from the rest (known as the thesis) of the foot by a greater stress of voice
3. That elevation of voice now called metrical accentuation, or the rhythmic accent
 
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