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anacrusis

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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
anacrusis (noun)
1.
one or more syllables at the beginning of a line of poetry that are regarded as preliminary to and not a part of the metrical pattern
2.
- upbeat , specifically one or more notes or tones preceding the first downbeat of a musical phrase
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