[kawr-ee-amb, -am, kohr-]
- a foot of four syllables, two short between two long or two unstressed between two stressed.
Origin of choriamb
First recorded in 1835–45; short for choriambus
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- prosody a metrical foot used in classical verse consisting of four syllables, two short ones between two long ones (– ◡ ◡ –)
C19: from Late Latin choriambus, from Greek khoriambos, from khoreios trochee, of a chorus, from khoros chorus
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