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  • _A Trochee is a two-syllable foot accented on the first syllable.

    English: Composition and Literature

  • A Trochee has the first syllable accented, and the last unaccented; as,

    English Grammar in Familiar Lectures

  • One of his sons had persuaded him to take up a ` ` cough-lozenge, '' to be called the ` ` Jalamb Balm Trochee ''; and the lozenge did well enough to amuse Mr. Lamb and occupy his spare time, which was really about all he had asked of the glue project.

    Alice Adams

  • If this is done there will be in common English verse only two possible feet—the so-called accentual Trochee and Dactyl, and correspondingly only two possible uniform rhythms, the so-called Trochaic and Dactylic.

    Author’s Preface

  • It has one stress, which falls on the only syllable, if there is only one, if there are more, then scanning as above, on the first, and so gives rise to four sorts of feet, a monosyllable and the so-called accentual Trochee, Dactyl, and the First Paeon.

    Author’s Preface

  • English verse only two possible feet -- the so-called accentual Trochee and Dactyl, and correspondingly only two possible uniform rhythms, the so-called

    Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins Now First Published

  • To the foot which composes it, it will still be convenient and most intelligible to retain the ancient name of Trochee, only remembering that by that term we do not mean a long and a short syllable, but an accented and unac-cented one.

    Miscellany

  • Trochee: A foot composed of a stressed syllable followed by an unstressed syllable such as PLAYpen.

    PoeWar

  • (= lahtu), taf'i, the Watad is called mafrúk (separated), and has its classical equivalent in the Trochee (- U) 3.

    Arabian nights. English

  • "cough-lozenge," to be called the "Jalamb Balm Trochee"; and the lozenge did well enough to amuse Mr. Lamb and occupy his spare time, which was really about all he had asked of the glue project.

    Alice Adams

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