Definitions for iambusaɪˈæm bəs
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a metrical unit with unstressed-stressed syllables
Origin: From Greek ἴαμβος "a poetic meter".
a foot consisting of a short syllable followed by a long one, as in /mans, or of an unaccented syllable followed by an accented one, as invent; an iambic. See the Couplet under Iambic, n
Origin: [L. iambus, Gr. ; prob. akin to to throw, assail (the iambus being first used in satiric poetry), and to L. jacere to throw. Cf. Jet a shooting forth.]
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a metrical foot, consisting of two syllables, of which the first is short and the second long, or in which the stress is on the second.
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