Definitions for iambusaɪˈæm bəs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. iamb, iambus(noun)

    a metrical unit with unstressed-stressed syllables


  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

  2. 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.]

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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