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ischiorrhogic

Line breaks: is¦chior|rho¦gic
Pronunciation: /ˌɪskɪə(ʊ)ˈrɒdʒɪk
 
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Definition of ischiorrhogic in English:

adjective

Prosody
(Of an iambic line) having a spondee as its second, fourth, or sixth foot.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Greek iskhiorrhōgikos, literally 'having broken hips, limping', from iskhion 'hip joint' + rhōx, rhōg- 'broken'.

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