Podizanje glasa u stihu; laki takt, dizanje dirigentove palice.
Dizanje glasa; udaranje glasom pri čitanju na izvestan slog; suprotno: teza.
Originally, unstressed part of metrical foot; modern, accented syllable; Music, unaccented part of bar.
In music, an alternative term, borrowed from Greek poetry, for upbeat. It is the opposite of thesis (Greek “lowering”) or downbeat. In German usage, however, “arsis” and “thesis” have opposite meanings to the original Greek and English words.