Saturday, 17 November 2012

Entry: Eurotrochaic (adj.)


In context: "...the Eurotrochaic sirens of ambulances and the regular U.S.-sounding sirens..."

Definition: A neologism. 

trochaic (adj.): Of a verse, rhythm, etc.: Consisting of, characterized by, or based on trochees.

Other: So, do European sirens sound notably different than those found in North America? Or, maybe that's too much already: do Canadian sirens sound different from American and American and Canadian from Mexican?

SNOOT score: 1

Page: 543

Source: Oxford English Dictionary

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