variants or choliambus
plural choliambs
or choliambi
: a quantitative iambic trimeter verse of six feet having a spondee or trochee in the last foot

called also scazon

Word History


Late Latin choliambus, from Greek choliambos, from chōlos lame + iambos iamb

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“Choliamb.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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