from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In prosody, same as trochee.

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

  • noun a trochee.
  • noun A tribrach.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A trochee.
  • noun A tribrach.


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  • But he calls a trochee, which occupies the same time as a choreus, [Greek: kordax], because its contracted and brief character is devoid of dignity.

    The Orations of Marcus Tullius Cicero, Volume 4

  • Even the iambic, which consists of one short and one long syllable; or that foot which is equal to the choreus, having three short syllables, being therefore equal in time though not in the number of syllables; or the dactyl, which consists of one long and two short syllables, if it is next to the last foot, joins that foot very trippingly, if it is a choreus or a spondee.

    The Orations of Marcus Tullius Cicero, Volume 4


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