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A metrical foot consisting of a trochee followed by an iamb, much used in Greek and Latin poetry.
[Late Latin choriambus, from Greek khoriambos : khoreios, trochee (from khoros, chorus; see chorus) + iambos, iamb.]
cho′ri·am′bic (-ăm′bĭk) adj.
n, pl -ambs or -ambi (-ˈæmbaɪ)
(Poetry) 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 khoros chorus]