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trochaic

[troh-key-ik] /troʊˈkeɪ ɪk/
adjective
1.
pertaining to the trochee.
2.
consisting of or employing a trochee or trochees.
noun
3.
a trochee.
4.
Usually, trochaics. a verse or poem written in trochees.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; < Latin trochaicus < Greek trochaïkós, equivalent to trocha(îos) trochee + -ikos -ic
Related forms
trochaically, adverb
untrochaic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for trochaic

trochaic

/trəʊˈkeɪɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or consisting of trochees
noun
2.
another word for trochee
3.
a verse composed of trochees
Derived Forms
trochaically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for trochaic
adj.

1580s, from French trochaïque (1540s) or directly from Latin trochaicus, from Greek trokhaikos, from trokhaios (see trochee).

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