Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

  • noun (Lat. Pros.) A choliamb.

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

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

Etymologies

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

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