choliambus

[ koh-lee-am-buhs ]
/ ˌkoʊ liˈæm bəs /

noun, plural cho·li·am·bi [koh-lee-am-bahy]. /ˌkoʊ liˈæm baɪ/. Prosody.

a line of iambic meter with a spondee or trochee replacing the last foot.

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Origin of choliambus

<Greek chōlíambos, equivalent to chōl(ós) lame, halting + íambosiamb
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