a metrical foot consisting, in Greek and Latin verse, of two short syllables between two long ones, or, as in English verse, of two unaccented syllables between two accented ones
Origin of choriambClassical Latin choriambus ; from Classical Greek choriambos ; from choreios, trochee, literally , pertaining to a chorus + iambos, iamb
A metrical foot consisting of a trochee followed by an iamb, much used in Greek and Latin poetry.
Origin of choriambLate Latin choriambus, from Greek khoriambos : khoreios, trochee (from khoros, chorus; see chorus) + iambos, iamb.
- A choriambus.