[ troh-kee ]
/ ˈtroʊ ki /

noun Prosody.

a foot of two syllables, a long followed by a short in quantitative meter, or a stressed followed by an unstressed in accentual meter. Symbol:

Origin of trochee

1580–90; < Latin trochaeus < Greek (poùs), trochaîos running (foot), equivalent to troch- (variant stem of tréchein to run) + -aios adj. suffix Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for trochee

/ (ˈtrəʊkiː) /


prosody a metrical foot of two syllables, the first long and the second short (– ◡)Compare iamb

Word Origin for trochee

C16: via Latin from Greek trokhaios pous, literally: a running foot, from trekhein to run
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