Tro"chee (?), n. [L. trochaeus, Gr. (sc.), from running, from to run. Cf. Troche, Truck a wheel.] Pros.
A foot of two syllables, the first long and the second short, as in the Latin word ante, or the first accented and the second unaccented, as in the English word motion; a choreus.
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