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
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- noun A
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
• Economic Partnership -- a choriamb followed by a dactyl!
Classical prosody distinguished several other feet, some of which are occasionally mentioned in treatises on English verse: amphibrach ◡ _ ◡, tribrach ◡ ◡ ◡, pyrrhic ◡ ◡, paeon _ ◡ ◡ ◡, choriamb _ ◡ ◡ _.