choriamb

[kawr-ee-amb, -am, kohr-]

Origin of choriamb

First recorded in 1835–45; short for choriambus
Related formscho·ri·am·bic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for choriamb

choriamb

choriambus (ˌkɒrɪˈæmbəs)

noun plural -ambs or -ambi (-ˈæmbaɪ)
  1. prosody a metrical foot used in classical verse consisting of four syllables, two short ones between two long ones (– ◡ ◡ –)
Derived Formschoriambic, adjective

Word Origin for choriamb

C19: from Late Latin choriambus, from Greek khoriambos, from khoreios trochee, of a chorus, from khoros chorus
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