Origin of trochaic
OTHER WORDS FROM trochaictro·cha·i·cal·ly, adverbun·tro·cha·ic, adjective
Words nearby trochaic
How to use trochaic in a sentence
In the same way, one decides that “The Song of Hiawatha” is written in trochaic tetrameter.
In this stanza the prevailing foot is iambic, but the first foot is trochaic.
This may occur when the accent is on the first syllable of a foot; that is, when the foot is trochaic or dactylic.
In both, the trochaic foot and the very short line indicate abrupt outpouring of feeling.Browning and the Dramatic Monologue|S. S. Curry
They are all in rhyming Latin, and chiefly, though with exceptions, in the loose trochaic metre called Leonine.