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Origin of trochee
Words nearby trochee
Example sentences from the Web for trochee
A Trochee is a two-syllable foot accented on the first syllable.English: Composition and Literature|W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
The daintiest alternation of iambus and trochee is joined to the serpent's cunning in swiftly tripping dactyls.Shandygaff|Christopher Morley
The choriambus is a verse-foot consisting of a trochee united with and preceding an iambus, -∪∪-.
The weak feet are those which have the most short syllables or end in a short syllable; as the Pyrrhic, the Trochee, the Tribrach.Dissertation on the English Language|Noah Webster, Jr.
In the iambic and trochaic metres other feet are often substituted for the iambus and the trochee, but without change of rhythm.A History of Roman Literature|Harold North Fowler