trochaic

[troh-key-ik]Prosody
noun
  1. a trochee.
  2. Usually trochaics. a verse or poem written in trochees.

Origin of trochaic

1580–90; < Latin trochaicus < Greek trochaïkós, equivalent to trocha(îos) trochee + -ikos -ic
Related formstro·cha·i·cal·ly, adverbun·tro·cha·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for trochaic

trochaic

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or consisting of trochees
noun
  1. another word for trochee
  2. a verse composed of trochees
Derived Formstrochaically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for trochaic
adj.

1580s, from French trochaïque (1540s) or directly from Latin trochaicus, from Greek trokhaikos, from trokhaios (see trochee).

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