choriamb

choriamb

[kawr-ee-amb, -am, kohr-]
noun Prosody.
a foot of four syllables, two short between two long or two unstressed between two stressed.

Origin:
1835–45; short for choriambus

choriambic, adjective
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choriamb or choriambus (ˈkɒrɪˌæmb, ˌkɒrɪˈæmbəs)
 
n , pl -ambs, -ambi
prosody a metrical foot used in classical verse consisting of four syllables, two short ones between two long ones (–⏑⏑–)
 
[C19: from Late Latin choriambus, from Greek khoriambos, from khoreios trochee, of a chorus, from khoroschorus]
 
choriambus or choriambus (ˈkɒrɪˌæmb, ˌkɒrɪˈæmbəs, -ˈæmbaɪ)
 
n
 
[C19: from Late Latin choriambus, from Greek khoriambos, from khoreios trochee, of a chorus, from khoroschorus]
 
chori'ambic or choriambus
 
adj

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