trochee(redirected from Choraeus)
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1. A metrical foot consisting of a stressed syllable followed by an unstressed syllable, as in season.
2. A metrical foot in quantitative verse consisting of a long syllable followed by a short one.
[French trochée, from Latin trochaeus, from Greek trokhaios, from trokhos, a running, from trekhein, to run.]
(Poetry) prosody a metrical foot of two syllables, the first long and the second short (¯˘). Compare iamb
[C16: via Latin from Greek trokhaios pous, literally: a running foot, from trekhein to run]
a foot of two syllables, a long followed by a short in quantitative meter, or a stressed followed by an unstressed in accentual meter.
[1580–90; < Latin trochaeus < Greek (poùs) trochaîos running (foot), akin to trochós wheel, tréchein to run]
a foot of two syllables, the first long or stressed, the second short or unstressed. — trochaic, adj.See also: Verse
A metrical foot of two syllables, the first accented the second not.