Definition of Trochees

1. Noun. (plural of trochee) ¹



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Definition of Trochees

1. trochee [n] - See also: trochee

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Trochees

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

Literary usage of Trochees

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1. A System of English Versification: Containing Rules for the Structure of the by Erastus Everett (1848)
"The first and the third lines belong to the fifth species of this verse, composed of three trochees. (§ 21«) The second and the fourth lines belong to the ..."

2. The Elements of English Composition: Serving as a Sequel to the Study of Grammar by David Irving (1821)
"... has induced some to imagine, that our prose writings may be regulated by spondees, and trochees, ..."

3. The English Prosody: With Rules Deduced from the Genius of Our Language, and by Asa Humphrey (1847)
"... and sometimes for both united ; as, I will shew by the following examples. By trochees. trochees are used in iambic verse; as, in the following: ..."

4. The Principles of Written Discourse by Theodore Whitefield Hunt (1884)
"Four trochees—Trochaic Tetrameter— "Should you j ask me | whence these ... Five trochees and a half— "Those e | ternal ] bowers ] man hath | never | tried. ..."

5. The Principles of Written Discourse by Theodore Whitefield Hunt (1884)
"Four trochees— Trochaic Tetrameter — "Should you | ask me | whence these | stories." Though somewhat difficult, it is one of the best measures and is ..."

6. Elements of English Grammar: With a Postscript, Analysis, and an Appendixby Jonathan Morgan by Jonathan Morgan (1814)
"Quadrupedal, having all the feet trochees, or having three trochees ... having five feet, all of which are trochees, or four trochees associated with ..."

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