Origin of trochaic
Examples from the Web for trochaic
Historical Examples of trochaic
Shelley's To a Skylark is in trochaic metre of 3-stress and 6-stress lines.
The last line, however, full of tenderness and sadness, is trochaic.
Trochaic metre is often read, as if it were a kind of crude iambic.
The Greek trochaic tetrameter, similarly, contains eight trochees, the English 'trochaic tetrameter' but four.
It does not admit of frequent substitutions, for many substitutions destroy the trochaic effect.
- of, relating to, or consisting of trochees
- another word for trochee
- a verse composed of trochees
1580s, from French trochaïque (1540s) or directly from Latin trochaicus, from Greek trokhaikos, from trokhaios (see trochee).