Choriambi
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. [1913 Webster]

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  • Asclepiad — As*cle pi*ad, n. (Gr. & L. Pros.) A choriambic verse, first used by the Greek poet Asclepias, consisting of four feet, viz., a spondee, two choriambi, and an iambus. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Choriambuses — 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]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Choriambic verse — Choriambic verse, or Choriambics, is the name given to Greek or Latin lyrical poetry in which the metrical unit or foot called the choriambus predominates. The choriambus is a verse foot consisting of a trochee united with and preceding an iambus …   Wikipedia

  • Asclepiadean — /euh sklee pee euh dee euhn/, Class. Pros. adj. 1. noting or pertaining to a verse consisting of a spondee, two or three choriambi, and an iamb. n. 2. an Asclepiadean verse. [1700 10; < Gk Asklepiádei(os) pertaining to Asclepiades, 3rd century… …   Universalium

  • choriambus — /kawr ee am beuhs, kohr /, n., pl. choriambi / buy/, choriambuses. choriamb. [1840 50; < LL < Gk choríambos, equiv. to chor(eîos) choric + íambos IAMB] * * * …   Universalium

  • choriambus — [ˌkɒrɪ ambəs] noun (plural choriambi bʌɪ) Prosody a metrical foot consisting of two short (or unstressed) syllables between two long (or stressed) ones. Derivatives choriambic adjective Origin C18: via late L. from Gk khoriambos, from khoreios of …   English new terms dictionary

  • Asclepiadean — /əsˌklipiəˈdiən/ (say uhs.kleepeeuh deeuhn) Classical Prosody –adjective 1. denoting or relating to a kind of verse consisting of a spondee, two (or three) choriambi, and an iamb. –noun 2. an Asclepiadean verse. {so called after the Greek poet… …   Australian English dictionary

  • choriambus — /kɒriˈæmbəs/ (say koree ambuhs) noun (plural choriambi /kɒriˈæmbi/ (say koree ambee) or choriambuses) → choriamb. {Latin, from Greek choriambos} …   Australian English dictionary

  • asclepiad —   n. metrical verse invented by Asclepiades, comprising a spondee, two or three choriambi and an iambus.    ♦ asclepiadean, n. & a …   Dictionary of difficult words

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