Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In prosody, a variety of iambic trimeter with a trochee as the sixth foot instead of the regular iambus. This irregularity produces a kind of limp or halt in the rhythm. Greek and Latin poets used it chiefly in pieces characterized by humorous invective. See
- n. poetry A limping iamb.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Pros.) A verse having an iambus in the fifth place, and a spondee in the sixth or last.
- Latin choliambus. (Wiktionary)
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