choriambus

noun cho·ri·am·bus \ˌkōrēˈambəs\

Definition of choriambus

plural

choriambuses

\-bəsə̇z\ or

choriambi

\-ˌbī\
  1. :  a foot of four syllables in classical prosody in which the cadence of the trochee is followed by that of the iambus ( – ˘ ˘ – ) the corresponding pattern of cadence in accentual prosody (ó o o ó) consisting of the combination of trochee and iambus in succession

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Origin and Etymology of choriambus

Late Latin


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