Choliambic
Choliamb Cho"li*amb, Choliambic Cho`li*am"bic, n. [L. choliambus, Gr. ?; ? lame + ? an iambus.] (Pros.) A verse having an iambus in the fifth place, and a spondee in the sixth or last. [1913 Webster]

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