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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A metrical foot consisting of a trochee followed by an iamb, much used in Greek and Latin poetry.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In ancient prosody, a foot of four syllables, the first and fourth of which are long, the second and third short, the ictus or metrical stress resting either on the first or on the last syllable .

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

  • noun Same as choriambus.

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

  • noun A choriambus.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Late Latin choriambus, from Greek khoriambos : khoreios, trochee (from khoros, chorus; see chorus) + iambos, iamb.]

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