And vanished, with a well-bred yawn-noise, a trochee, the short syllable being the apology for the long one.
The hexameter is a six-foot catalectic verse theoretically consisting of five successive dactyls and a trochee.
The meter is iambic pentameter; but the first foot of the second line is a trochee, and emphasizes thoughts with fine effect.
In the iambic and trochaic metres other feet are often substituted for the iambus and the trochee, but without change of rhythm.
It will be noted that the dactyl is very closely related in expression to the trochee, and the anapest to the iambic.
A trochee is a two-syllable foot accented on the first syllable.
The group seems a sort of combination of the iamb and trochee, and has an element in every possible zone of the movement cycle.
The typical ending of these various lines is the trochee (, verso piano).
Antispast, an′ti-spast, n. in metre, a foot composed of an iambus and a trochee.
In the sixth foot, moreover, the spondee is admissible instead of the trochee.
1580s, from French trochée, from Latin trochaeus "a trochee," from Greek trokhaios (pous), literally "a running, spinning (foot)," from trekhein "to run" (see truckle (n.)). As a metrical foot, a long followed by a short syllable, or an accented followed by an unaccented one.