Arsis

Definition of Arsis

Ar´sis   Pronunciation: är´sĭs
n.1.(Pros.) 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.
2.(Mus.) 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.
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