Definition of scazon in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈskeɪz(ə)n/
Pronunciation: /ˈskaz(ə)n/


A modification of the iambic trimeter, in which a spondee or trochee takes the place of the final iambus.
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'.

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