der Beginn einer Melodie oder einer Phrase mit unvollständigem Takt; am häufigsten mit dem letzten, also unbetonten Taktteil (z.B. Beginn vieler Volkslieder).
Syllable prior to the normal rhythm of a verse
Unaccented syllable(s) at beginning of verse-line, or such notes at beginning of piece of music.
In music, alternative term for upbeat.
ETYM Old Eng. stert a tail, as. steort; akin to lg. stert, steert, Dutch staart, German sterz, Icel. stertr, Dan. stiert, Swed. stjert. Related to Stark naked, under Stark, Start.
1. A turn to be in a game at the beginning; SYN. starting.
2. Advantage gained by an early start as in a race; SYN. head start.
3. The beginning of anything.
Or anacrusis or arsis; In music, at the beginning of certain pieces, one or several notes preceding the first full bar of music; also, the last or the weak beat of a bar, analogous to the upstroke of a conductor's hand. The opposite is downbeat.
An unaccented beat (especially the last beat of a measure).