choreus

noun
cho·​re·​us | \ kəˈrēəs \
plural chorei\ -​ēˌī \

Definition of choreus

: a trochee in classical prosody used at first especially of the trochee when resolved into the tribrach

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History and Etymology for choreus

Latin, from Greek choreios, literally, of a chorus, from choros chorus

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“Choreus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/choreus. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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