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choriambus


choriambus


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Choriambus  \Cho`ri*am"bus\,  n.;  pl  L.  {Choriambi},  E. 
  {Choriambuses}.  [L.  choriambus,  Gr  ?;  ?  a  choreus  +  ? 
  iambus.]  (Anc.  Pros.) 
  A  foot  consisting  of  four  syllables,  of  which  the  first  and 
  last  are  long,  and  the  other  short  (-  [crescent]  [crescent] 
  -);  that  is  a  choreus,  or  trochee,  and  an  iambus  united.