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Iamb meaning in English

Meaning of Iamb in English

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1. iamb, iambus

a metrical unit with unstressed-stressed syllables

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nounWord forms: plural iambs, iambi (aɪˈæmbaɪ ) or iambuses prosody
a metrical foot consisting of two syllables, a short one followed by a long one (◡ –)
a line of verse of such feet

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a metrical foot consisting, in Greek and Latin verse, of one short syllable followed by one long one, or, as in English verse, of one unaccented syllable followed by one accented one (Ex.: “Tŏ stríve, tŏ séek, tŏ fínd, ănd nót tŏ yíeld”)

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n. pl. i·ambsalso i·am·bus·es , or i·am·bi (-bī)
1. A metrical foot consisting of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable, as in delay.
2. A metrical foot in quantitative verse composed of a short syllable followed by a long one.

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