trochaic

adjective
tro·cha·ic | \trō-ˈkā-ik \

Definition of trochaic 

: of, relating to, or consisting of trochees

Other Words from trochaic

trochaic noun

First Known Use of trochaic

1589, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for trochaic

Middle French trochaïque, from Latin trochaicus, from Greek trochaikos, from trochaios trochee

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trochaic

trochaic dactyl

trochaize

trochal

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