Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In prosody, a variety of iambic trimeter with a trochee as the sixth foot instead of the regular iambus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Pros.) A verse having an iambus in the fifth place, and a spondee in the sixth or last.

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  • noun poetry A limping iamb.

Etymologies

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Latin choliambus.

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