Definition of trochee noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈtrəʊkiː//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtroʊkiː//
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a unit of sound in poetry consisting of one strong or long syllable followed by one weak or short syllable Word Originlate 16th cent.: via Latin from Greek trokhaios (pous) ‘running (foot)’, from trekhein ‘to run’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: trochee