choliambus

choliambus

[koh-lee-am-buhs]
noun, plural choliambi [koh-lee-am-bahy] . Prosody.
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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