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choriambus

cho·ri·am·bus
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kawr-ee-am-buh s, kohr-]
    • /ˌkɔr iˈæm bəs, ˌkoʊr-/
    • /kˈɔːrɪˌambəs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kawr-ee-am-buh s, kohr-]
    • /ˌkɔr iˈæm bəs, ˌkoʊr-/

Definitions of choriambus word

  • abbreviation CHORIAMBUS choriamb. 1
  • noun choriambus (poetry) A metrical foot consisting of four syllables, of which the first and last are long, and the others short; a choreus, or trochee, united with an iambus. 0

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Origin of choriambus

First appearance:

before 1840
One of the 33% newest English words
1840-50; < Late Latin < Greek choríambos, equivalent to chor(eîos) choric + íambos iamb

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Parts of speech for Choriambus

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

choriambus popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 40% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 59% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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