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Alternative clues for the word trochee
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Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. A metrical foot in verse consisting of a stressed syllable followed by an unstressed syllable.
Word definitions in WordNet
n. a metrical unit with stressed-stressed-unstressed syllables
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Trochee \Tro"chee\, n. [L. trochaeus, Gr. ? (sc.?), from ? running, from ? to run. Cf. Troche , Truck a wheel.] (Pros.) 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, ...
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
metrical foot consisting of a long followed by a short syllable, or an accented followed by an unaccented one, 1580s, from French trochée , from Latin trochaeus "a trochee," from Greek trokhaios (pous) , literally "a running (foot)," from trekhein "to run" ...
Usage examples of trochee.
It made no use of the traditional stress-patterned metrics he knew so well, the iambs and trochees and dactyls, the spondees and anapests, out of which Furvain had always built his poems with such swiftness and ease.
It is a decasyllabic line, with a trochee substituted for an iambus in the third foot--Around : me gleamed : many a : bright se : pulchre.
Homage was paid to it in iambi and trochees, in trisyllabic feet, Buchnerian dactyls, and alexandrines, with metathesis, alliteration, internal rhymes, and nimble improvisations.