Definitions for iambusaɪˈæm bəs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

i•am•busaɪˈæm bəs(n.)(pl.)-bi; -bus•es.

  1. Category: Literature, Prosody

    Ref: iamb

Origin of iambus:

1580–90; < L < Gk íambos

Princeton's WordNet

  1. iamb, iambus(noun)

    a metrical unit with unstressed-stressed syllables

Wiktionary

  1. iambus(Noun)

    an iamb

  2. Origin: From Greek ἴαμβος "a poetic meter".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Iambus(noun)

    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

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Iambus

    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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