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choriambus

[kawr-ee-am-buh s, kohr-] /ˌkɔr iˈæm bəs, ˌkoʊr-/
noun, plural choriambi
[kawr-ee-am-bahy, kohr-] /ˌkɔr iˈæm baɪ, ˌkoʊr-/ (Show IPA),
choriambuses.
1.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < Late Latin < Greek choríambos, equivalent to chor(eîos) choric + íambos iamb
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choriamb

/ˈkɒrɪˌæmb/
noun (pl) -ambs, -ambi (-ˈæmbaɪ)
1.
(prosody) a metrical foot used in classical verse consisting of four syllables, two short ones between two long ones (– ◡ ◡ –)
Derived Forms
choriambic, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from Late Latin choriambus, from Greek khoriambos, from khoreios trochee, of a chorus, from khoroschorus
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