Definitions

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  • n. A limping satiric meter in classical verse.
  • n. A iambic trimeter ending with a trochee or spondee.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A choliamb.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In ancient prosody, a meter the rhythm of which is imperfect toward the close of the line or period.

Etymologies

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Latin scāzon, from Ancient Greek σκάζων (skazōn), from σκάζω (skazō, "I limp")

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