Definitions for iambicaɪˈæm bɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

i•am•bicaɪˈæm bɪk(adj.)

  1. pertaining to, consisting of, or employing iambs.

    Category: Prosody

  2. of or designating Greek satirical poetry written in iambs.

    Category: Prosody, Literature

  3. (n.)an iamb. Usu., iambics. a verse or poem consisting of iambs.

    Category: Prosody

  4. a satirical Greek poem in this meter.

    Category: Prosody, Literature

Origin of iambic:

1565–75; < L < Gk

Princeton's WordNet

  1. iambic(adj)

    a verse line consisting of iambs

  2. iambic(adj)

    of or consisting of iambs

    "iambic pentameter"


  1. iambic(Noun)

    An iamb; A line or group of lines of iambs.

  2. iambic(Adjective)

    Consisting of iambs or characterized by their predominance

  3. Origin: From ἰαμβικός.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Iambic(adj)

    consisting of a short syllable followed by a long one, or of an unaccented syllable followed by an accented; as, an iambic foot

  2. Iambic(adj)

    pertaining to, or composed of, iambics; as, an iambic verse; iambic meter. See Lambus

  3. Iambic(noun)

    an iambic foot; an iambus

  4. Iambic(noun)

    a verse composed of iambic feet

  5. Iambic(noun)

    a satirical poem (such poems having been anciently written in iambic verse); a satire; a lampoon


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