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

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  • Trochaic — Tro*cha ic, n. (Pros.) A trochaic verse or measure. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — 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 — trochaically, adv. /troh kay ik/, Pros. adj. 1. pertaining to the trochee. 2. consisting of or employing a trochee or trochees. n. 3. a trochee. 4. Usually, trochaics. a verse or poem written in trochees. [1580 90; < L trochaicus < Gk trochaïkós …   Universalium

  • trochaic — adjective Referring to poetry composed of trochees, feet of one stressed syllable followed by unstressed syllable …   Wiktionary

  • trochaic — tro·cha·ic || trəʊ keɪɪk adj. of or concerning the trochee, pertaining to a type of meter in poetry starting with a long quantitative meter and then a short one, pertaining to a type of meter in poetry with a stressed accentual meter and… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • trochaic — tro·cha·ic …   English syllables

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