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choliambus

[koh-lee-am-buh s] /ˌkoʊ liˈæm bəs/
noun, plural choliambi
[koh-lee-am-bahy] /ˌkoʊ liˈæm baɪ/ (Show IPA).
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1.
a line of iambic meter with a spondee or trochee replacing the last foot.
Origin
< Greek chōlíambos, equivalent to chōl(ós) lame, halting + íambos iamb
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