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Trochee Definition

A foot consisting of two syllables where the first one is long or stressed and the second is short or unstressed e.g. as in 'FALLing'.


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[n] a metrical unit with stressed-stressed-unstressed syllables

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\Tro"chee\, n. [L. trochaeus, Gr. ? (sc.?), from ? running, from ? to run. Cf. {Troche}, {Truck} a wheel.] (Pros.) A foot of two syllables, the first long and the second short, as in the Latin word ante, or the first accented and the second unaccented, as in the English word motion; a choreus.

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