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trochaic

[ troh-key-ik ]
/ troʊˈkeɪ ɪk /
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adjective
pertaining to the trochee.
consisting of or employing a trochee or trochees.
noun
Usually trochaics. a verse or poem written in trochees.
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Origin of trochaic

1580–90; <Latin trochaicus<Greek trochaïkós, equivalent to trocha(îos) trochee + -ikos-ic

OTHER WORDS FROM trochaic

tro·cha·i·cal·ly, adverbun·tro·cha·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for trochaic

trochaic
/ (trəʊˈkeɪɪk) prosody /

adjective
of, relating to, or consisting of trochees
noun
another word for trochee
a verse composed of trochees

Derived forms of trochaic

trochaically, adverb
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