choliambus


choliambus

choliambus [koh-lee-am-buh s] Word Origin noun, plural cho·li·am·bi [koh-lee-am-bahy] /ˌkoʊ liˈæm baɪ/. Prosody.

  1. a line of iambic meter with a spondee or trochee replacing the last foot.

Origin of choliambus Greek chōlíambos, equivalent to chōl(ós) lame, halting + íambos iamb

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