[ kawr-ee-am-buhs, kohr- ]
/ ˌkɔr iˈæm bəs, ˌkoʊr- /
noun, plural cho·ri·am·bi [kawr-ee-am-bahy kohr-], /ˌkɔr iˈæm baɪ ˌkoʊr-/, cho·ri·am·bus·es.
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Origin of choriambus
1840–50; <Late Latin <Greek choríambos, equivalent to chor(eîos) choric + íambosiamb
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Example sentences from the Web for choriambus
The choriambus is a verse-foot consisting of a trochee united with and preceding an iambus, -∪∪-.