iamb definition

  • noun:
    • A metrical base composed of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable or a short syllable followed closely by an extended syllable, like in wait.
    • A metrical foot in verse comprising an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable.
    • An iambus or iambic.
    • Same as iambus.
    • a metrical device with unstressed-stressed syllables

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