A modification of the iambic trimeter, in which a spondee or trochee takes the place of the final iambus.
More example sentences
- These are thirteen poems, written in scazons or other iambic metres.
- A drunk, a brawler, a pathetic lover, Hipponax invented the ‘limping iambic, also known as the scazon,’ and is credited by some with inventing parody.
late 17th century: via Latin from Greek skazōn, neuter present participle (used as a noun) of skazein 'to limp'.