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choriamb

cho·ri·amb
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kawr-ee-amb, -am, kohr-]
    • /ˈkɔr iˌæmb, -ˌæm, ˈkoʊr-/
    • /ˈkɒ.rɪæmb/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kawr-ee-amb, -am, kohr-]
    • /ˈkɔr iˌæmb, -ˌæm, ˈkoʊr-/

Definitions of choriamb word

  • noun choriamb a metrical foot used in classical verse consisting of four syllables, two short ones between two long ones (– ◡ ◡ –) 3
  • noun choriamb 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 3
  • noun choriamb a foot of four syllables, two short between two long or two unstressed between two stressed. 1
  • noun choriamb A choriambus. 1

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Origin of choriamb

First appearance:

before 1835
One of the 34% newest English words
First recorded in 1835-45; short for choriambus

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Parts of speech for Choriamb

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

choriamb popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 51% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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