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Latin choriambus, from Ancient Greek.


choriambus (plural choriambuses or choriambi)

  1. (poetry) A metrical foot consisting of four syllables, of which the first and last are long, and the others short; a choreus, or trochee, united with an iambus.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for choriambus in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)