Origin of trochee
Examples 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
British Dictionary definitions for trochee
Word Origin for trochee
Word Origin and History for trochee
1580s, from French trochée, from Latin trochaeus "a trochee," from Greek trokhaios (pous), literally "a running, spinning (foot)," from trekhein "to run" (see truckle (n.)). As a metrical foot, a long followed by a short syllable, or an accented followed by an unaccented one.