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

  • adj. Of, relating to, or consisting of trochees.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Referring to poetry composed of trochees, feet of one stressed syllable followed by an unstressed syllable.
  • n. A poetical composition of this kind.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to trochees; consisting of trochees.
  • n. A trochaic verse or measure.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or characteristic of a trochee: as, trochaic rhythm.
  • Constituting or equivalent to a trochee: as, a trochaic foot.
  • Consisting or composed of trochees: as, trochaic verses.
  • n. A trochaic verse or period.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or consisting of trochees


Latin trochāicus, from Greek trokhāikos, from trokhaios, trochee; see trochee.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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