Trochaic Tro*cha"ic, n. (Pros.) A trochaic verse or measure. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

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  • Trochaic — Tro*cha ic, Trochaical Tro*cha ic*al, a. [L. trocha[ i]cus, Gr. ? or ?. See {Trochee}.] (Pros.) Of or pertaining to trochees; consisting of trochees; as, trochaic measure or verse. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trochaic — Poetry ► ADJECTIVE ▪ consisting of or featuring trochees. ► NOUN (trochaics) ▪ trochaic verse …   English terms dictionary

  • trochaic — [trō kā′ik] adj. [MFr trochaïque < L trochaïcus < Gr trochaïkos] of or made up of trochees n. 1. a trochaic line of poetry 2. TROCHEE …   English World dictionary

  • trochaic — 1580s, from Fr. trochaïque (1540s) or directly from L. trochaicus, from Gk. trokhaikos, from trokhaios (see TROCHEE (Cf. trochee)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • trochaic — adjective Etymology: Middle French trochaïque, from Latin trochaicus, from Greek trochaikos, from trochaios trochee Date: 1589 of, relating to, or consisting of trochees • trochaic noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • trochaic — adj. & n. Prosody adj. of or using trochees. n. (usu. in pl.) trochaic verse. Etymology: L trochaicus f. Gk trokhaikos (as TROCHEE) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Trochaic octameter — is a poetic meter that has eight trochaic metrical feet per line. Each foot has one stressed syllable followed by an unstressed syllable. Trochaic octameter is a rarely used meter.Description and usesThe best known work in trochaic octameter is… …   Wikipedia

  • Trochaic tetrameter — is a meter in poetry. It refers to a line of four trochaic feet. The word tetrameter simply means that the poem has four trochees. A trochee is a long syllable, or stressed syllable, followed by a short, or unstressed, one. Example Literary… …   Wikipedia

  • trochaic Prosody — [trə(ʊ) keɪɪk] adjective consisting of or featuring trochees. noun (trochaics) trochaic verse …   English new terms dictionary

  • Trochaic substitution — A trochaic substitution occurs when a trochee replaces an iamb in a verse of poetry that employs iambic pentameter as its meter. Specifically, a two syllable foot comprising a slacked syllable followed by a stressed syllable ( /) is replaced by a …   Wikipedia

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