Definitions for iambicaɪˈæm bɪk

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word iambic

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

  6. Origin: [L. iambicus, Gr. : cf. F. iambique.]

Images & Illustrations of iambic

Translations for iambic

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for iambic »


Find a translation for the iambic definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these iambic definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"iambic." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 26 Nov. 2015. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for iambic? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for iambic:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.