Definition of Trochee

1. Noun. A metrical unit with stressed-unstressed syllables.

Generic synonyms: Foot, Metrical Foot, Metrical Unit
Derivative terms: Trochaic



Definition of Trochee

1. n. A foot of two syllables, the first long and the second short, as in the Latin word ante, or the first accented and the second unaccented, as in the English word motion; a choreus.

Definition of Trochee

1. Noun. A metrical foot in verse consisting of a stressed syllable followed by an unstressed syllable. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Trochee

1. a type of metrical foot [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Trochee

trochanteric
trochanteric bursa
trochanteric bursitis
trochanteric crest
trochanteric fossa
trochanteric syndrome
trochanterplasty
trochanters
trochantin
trochantine
trochantines
trochantinian
trochar
trochars
troche
trochee (current term)
trochees
troches
trochi
trochil
trochili
trochilic
trochilics
trochilidine
trochilidist
trochilidists
trochilos
trochils
trochilus
troching

Literary usage of Trochee

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1. The Gentleman's Magazine (1821)
"The first word is a trochee, the second aa iambic, the third a trochee, the fourth an iambic, the fifth a pyrrhic, and the sixth a trochee. ..."

2. Gildersleeve's Latin Grammar by Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve, Gonzalez Lodge (1894)
"... occasionally a trochee in the second foot ; HORACE made it a rule to employ only a Spondee there. 2. The regular Caesura in Latin is the ..."

3. A Latin Grammar by Thomas Chase (1882)
"Catullus has usually a trochee in the first place ; Horace almost always a ... consists of a trochee or irrational trochee, a cyclic dactyl, a trochee, ..."

4. An Improved Grammar of the English Language by Noah Webster (1843)
"Example; The trochee is a foot consisting of two syllables, ... The trochee is not admissible into the second place of the " Warms in the sun, refreshes in ..."

5. A System of Greek Prosody and Metre: For the Use of Schools and Colleges by Charles Anthon (1839)
"... as has just been remarked, of an iambus and trochee, any variety of the iambus is admitted into the first part of the foot, and any variety of the ..."

6. An Improved Grammar of the English Language by Noah Webster (1839)
"Example; The trochee is a foot consisting of two syllables, ... The trochee is not admissible into the second place of the " Warms in the sun, refreshes in ..."

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