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Choliambic

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Choliambic (Pros) A verse having an iambus in the fifth place, and a spondee in the sixth or last.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • choliambic Pertaining to or composed of choliambs.
    • n choliambic Same as choliamb.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. choliambus, Gr. ; lame + an iambus

Usage

In literature:

Catullus is Martial's chief model for hendecasyllabics and choliambics.
"The Student's Companion to Latin Authors" by George Middleton
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