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  1. choree

    In English poetic metre and modern linguistics, a trochee () is a metrical foot consisting of a stressed syllable followed by an unstressed one. But in Latin and Ancient Greek poetic metre, a trochee is a heavy syllable followed by a light one (also described as a long syllable followed by a short one). In this respect, a trochee is the reverse of an iamb. Thus the Latin word íbī "there", because of its short-long rhythm, in Latin metrical studies is considered to be an iamb, but since it is stressed on the first syllable, in modern linguistics it is considered to be a trochee. The adjective form is trochaic. The English word trochee is itself trochaic since it is composed of the stressed syllable followed by the unstressed syllable . Another name formerly used for a trochee was a choree (), or choreus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Choreenoun

    see Choreus

  2. Choreenoun

    a trochee

  3. Choreenoun

    a tribrach

  4. Etymology: [L. choreus, Gr. , prop. an adj. meaning belonging to a chorus; cf. F. chore.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Choree

    kō′rē, n. a trochee.—Also Chorē′us. [L.,—Gr.]

Anagrams for choree »

  1. echoer

  2. cohere

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of choree in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of choree in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9


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