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] [crescent] -); that is, a choreus, or trochee, and an iambus united. [1913 Webster]

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  • choriamb — [kôr΄ēam′bəs] n. pl. choriambuses [kôr′ē amb΄, kôr′ēam΄] n. [L choriambus < Gr choriambos < choreios, trochee, lit., pertaining to a chorus + iambos, IAMB] a metrical foot consisting, in Greek and Latin verse, of two short syllables between …   English World dictionary

  • 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]… …   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

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

  • choriambic — |kōrē|ambik adjective Etymology: Late Latin choriambicus, from Greek choriambikos, from choriambos + ikos ic : of, relating to, consisting of, or containing choriambuses …   Useful english dictionary

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