Origin of trochaic
Examples from the Web for trochaic
The Greek trochaic tetrameter, similarly, contains eight trochees, the English 'trochaic tetrameter' but four.
Of course no one of the four is a pure classical trochee; but all obey the trochaic rhythm.The Flourishing of Romance and the Rise of Allegory|George Saintsbury
There is much more to be thought about than the placing of four trochaic feet to a line.Books and Habits from the Lectures of Lafcadio Hearn|Lafcadio Hearn
Shelley's To a Skylark is in trochaic metre of 3-stress and 6-stress lines.
The characteristic irregularity in this stanza is the variation from trochaic to iambic rhythm.English Verse|Raymond MacDonald Alden, Ph.D.
British Dictionary definitions for trochaic
Word Origin and History for trochaic
1580s, from French trochaïque (1540s) or directly from Latin trochaicus, from Greek trokhaikos, from trokhaios (see trochee).